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How can eating more fish help me lose weight?

Dr. Andrea Pennington, MD
Integrative Medicine
By substituting fish for chicken or beef two to three times per week, you'll avoid storing an excess 300 calories. Fish, available in many varieties, can be prepared quickly and provides you with omega-3 fatty acids, which are critical to proper nerve cell function and healthy skin. This will also help you lower your cholesterol.

For women of childbearing age: if you plan on getting pregnant, please consult your doctor about total weekly fish consumption. Some farm-raised fish such as salmon, tuna, swordfish, all shellfish and others contain high levels of mercury. This metal has been implicated in the development of neurological disorders in the growing fetus. Look for "wild caugh" varieties instead.

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