Your Health: The Benefits Of Fish

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Story Updated: Mar 21, 2013

The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish each week.

Fish is high in protein and contains omega-3 fatty acids.

However, if you think deep frying fish is good for you, think again and consider some healthier options.

"Whether you broil it, bake it, grill it, poach it, it's simpler and faster than any other protein," said local chef Boo Wells.

If you like white fish to have a deep fried crunch, Wells says you can crust it and then bake or broil it.

Try using pretzels or pistachios with a little olive oil.

You can substitute bread crumbs and any nut you like. 

Then be careful not to overcook it.

"It should flake. It should still be slightly opaque or transparent," said Wells.

One of the healthiest fish you can eat is salmon because it's high in omega 3. 

It's also very flavorful. 

Wells suggests you grill it or pan fry it in a very little bit of olive oil.

"You can sautee up aromatics, garlic, herbs, shallots, and that will only enhance the flavor of your fish," said Wells.

If fish isn't already a part of your menu at home, give it a try. 

It's easy to make, very good for you and delicious.

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