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Six ways fish helps with aging

Fish is a superfood when it comes to protecting your body as it ages. Here are six good reasons to make fish tonight for dinner:

1. Fish helps your heart ❤️

The omegas in salmon, trout and char help keep your heart strong. Many large observational studies show that people who eat fish regularly have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart disease. One study of 40,000 people in the US showed even one serving a week lowers the risk by 15%!

2. Fish helps your brain 🧠

Many studies show that people who eat more fish have slower rates of mental decline. One of 260 people used MRIs to show that people who eat fish every week have more gray matter (your brain’s major functional tissue) in the parts of the brain that regulate emotion and memory.

3. Fish helps your eyes 👀

Two studies out of the UK showed that regularly consuming fish lowered your risks of age-related macular degeneration by half!

4. Fish helps your skin 💅

The rich astaxanthin content in trout and salmon (which is what makes the fillets orange) may help maintain skin elasticity, reduce the signs of aging and protect the skin against UV damage according to researchers in Korea.

5. Fish helps your bones and muscles 🦴💪

The high-quality protein in fish help maintain bone health, prevent muscle loss and help the body heal and repair. The omegas are also anti-inflammatory, so they could help with the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

6. Fish helps you sleep 😴

We all know sleeping can be difficult as you age. In a 6-month study in 95 middle-aged men, a meal with salmon 3 times per week led to improvements in both sleep and daily functioning. Researchers speculate it’s all that vitamin D in fish!

Plus our dad always told our mom that fish slime on her face would make her look ten years younger, but the science is fishy on that one!