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Today's Heart Tip: Eat Fish

David Pate, MD, JD
President and CEO, St. Luke’s Health System
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 12, 2014

Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the inflammation that can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, boost immunity, and improve arthritis symptoms. Eat 1-2 servings a week of fatty fish such as wild salmon, albacore tuna, sardines, and rainbow trout.

Dr. Pate's heart advice: “One of my great joys is watching my grandkids grow and learn, and I can’t wait to grill salmon for them. Grandkids and a salmon barbecue. It doesn’t get better than that!”

February is Heart Month, so kick start your best year yet with 28 days of heart health. Every day in February St. Luke’s will send a heart health tip directly to your email. It’s easy to subscribe!

We’re also offering Free Heart Seminars throughout the month. Click here to find one in your area.

Join us for a free heart seminar today in Twin Falls: Risk Factors for Heart Disease

About The Author

Anna Fritz is a writer and editor with St. Luke’s Communications and Marketing.