How Much Fish Should You Eat to Live Longer?

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Hi, I'm Dr. Darria Long Gillespie here with a nutrition tip for your heart. You've probably heard that you should eat plenty of fish, especially fish that's rich in omega-3 fatty acids. And that's true, but two recent study suggest that you don't want to eat too much or too little fish. Like Goldilocks, you want to get it just right.

In one study, Danish researchers analyzed data from a six year study with more than 57,000 people. They found that folks who ate very little fish or those who ate a lot of fish, were more likely to develop a common irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation. So how much fish should you eat?

According to this study, if you want to prevent atrial fibrillation aim for two servings of fatty fish. In fact, two seems to be a magic number when it comes to fish. In another study, Harvard researchers say that eating two serving of fatty fish a week boosted longevity in older adults by about two years.

You have many choices for eating fatty fish, such as wild salmon, black cod and [xx], all three are easy to cook and absolutely delicious. I'm Dr. Darria. For more ways to nourish a healthy heart, check out all our smart tip.