Think healthy and eat fish tomorrow

Sunraysia Community Health Services dietitian Alana Hosken says eating fish instead of meat as part of the Good Friday tradition can be a healthy choice to make.
Sunraysia Community Health Services dietitian Alana Hosken says eating fish instead of meat as part of the Good Friday tradition can be a healthy choice to make.

THOSE who choose to eat fish as the meat of choice on Good Friday largely due to religious beliefs, might just be doing themselves a favour, according to Sunraysia Community Health Services dietitian Alana Hosken. 

Ms Hosken said evidence of the health benefits of fish consumption was consistently recognised in international dietary guidelines.

“People who regularly consume fish as part of their diet tend to have lower risks of a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, macular degeneration and dementia,” she said.

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