Do You Know Your Fish IQ?

Fish is brain food. Are you eating enough to boost your brain and protect your heart? Most Americans are eating less than half the recommended servings of fish each week.

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Fish and shellfish are naturally nutrient-rich and low in calories.

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A diet rich in seafood promotes inflammation in the body.

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Eating seafood may help prevent depression during and after pregnancy.

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Most people only need to eat 1 serving of seafood per week to get adequate omega-3 fatty acids.

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Both fresh and frozen fish provide the same health benefits.

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Eating seafood 2 to 3 times per week can reduce your risk for heart disease.

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Seafood is difficult to prepare at home.

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There is no scientific evidence that supports the health benefits of eating seafood.

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All omega-3s in foods are alike.

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Eating at least 2 to 3 servings of seafood a week may help protect against bone loss.

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Americans eat more fish than chicken or beef.

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Your body makes omega-3s, so it’s not necessary to get them from food.

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Seafood is naturally a great gluten-free food.

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The omega-3s in seafood help reduce the number of deaths from heart disease.

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Eating seafood does not protect your bones.

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Salmon is the only fish that provides omega-3s.

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Taking a fish oil supplement provides the same health and nutritional benefits as eating seafood.

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Parents should wait to feed their children seafood until the child is at least 12 months old.

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Pregnant women should avoid all types of seafood.

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Eating seafood does not help prevent loss of eyesight as you age.

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Omega-3s are really only important to people ages 50 and older.

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Seafood naturally contains gluten.

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Seafood is not versatile enough to swap for other proteins in recipes.

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Omega-3s from fish provide numerous health benefits for all stages of life.

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Mercury is naturally occurring in fish and does not pose a concern.

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Pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat 2 to 3 servings of seafood every week for optimal baby eye and brain development.

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A serving size of fish is approximately the size of a smartphone or a cup of flaked fish.

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Seafood helps reduce the risk of chronic eye conditions, including macular degeneration.

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Fish is an essential food for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Frozen and fresh fish provide different health benefits.

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All commercially-sold fish and shellfish are safe to eat for the general population.

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There are certain types of seafood that all people should avoid.

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Pregnant women should eat less than 8 ounces (or 2 servings) of seafood each week.

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Fish and shellfish are high in calories and don’t contain many nutrients.

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Taking fish oil supplements does not provide the same nutritional and health benefits as eating seafood.

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Pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children need to avoid only four fish—shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish.

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The benefits of eating seafood are canceled out by the presence of mercury in fish.

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Seafood is an easy food to prepare at home.

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Parents can introduce seafood to children as young as 6 months old.

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In order to meet MyPlate recommendations, you must eat seafood for dinner two times a week.

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Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid all seafood.

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Eating seafood has no impact on your risk of heart disease.

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Americans eat the second least amount of seafood in the world.

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Most Americans do not meet their needs for omega-3s.

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The nutrients in seafood do not provide any mental health benefits.

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Nutrients found in seafood may help to relieve symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

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You can easily swap seafood for other protein-rich foods in recipes.

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MyPlate and other national dietary guidelines recommend replacing meat with seafood at least two times a week.

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