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Remember How Fish Is Good For You? If You Do, It Is! — Dave’s Diary

Remember when Friday was Fish day?  If you do,  your memory was no doubt improved by those delicious fish sticks!  Fish and memory are together again!Proposed changes to state standards for fish consumption are raising concerns about the quality of water in which they swim.

Given current water quality, Washington currently recommends that residents eat no more than 6.5 grams of fish caught in state waters per person a day, which adds up to about one fish filet a month.

A draft rule by the state Department of Ecology would raise that standard, possibly to 175 grams per day which is 25 times higher than any other state’s standards.

That could have a big impact on industries that discharge wastewater into state waters because as the Dept. of Ecology says, the more fish you eat, the cleaner the water has to be.

So while all that is debated in the halls of Olympia.  Meanwhile in the kitchens across the state, the fish that is being served up is doing you a lot of good!

A new study reveals that eating any type of fish once a week makes the brain healthier, leading to better memory.

Researchers say the study shows that people who ate a diet that included baked, broiled [or grilled], but not fried, fish have larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition.

People in the study who ate grilled or baked fish at least once a week were found to be more likely to have gone to college than those who did not eat fish regularly suggesting that lifestyle factors, like eating fish, rather than biological factors contribute to structural changes in the brain.” (Daily Mail)

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