AN OVERWHELMING majority of children do not eat enough fish, placing them at risk of heart disease, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and retarded brain development, new research says.
The facts about fats:
You’ve probably heard that it’s best to avoid foods that are high in fat. But when you eat the right amount of certain fats, they may contribute to a healthy diet and lower your risk of disease. The key is to substitute “good” fats for “bad” fats.
The good fats:
Studies have shown that these fats, if used in place of saturated fat, can help you lower your total cholesterol level. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially beneficial — studies have shown that they can also decrease your risk of heart disease and lower your blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids are usually found in seafood, such as salmon, herring and mackerel. They can also be found in flaxseeds or flaxseed oil, as well as walnuts.