Tilapia is great fish for diet and health

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Tilapia is great fish for diet and health
Amdrea Metcalf, healthy lifestyle expert and spokesperson
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Recently, I appeared on  LX First Look and taught Bessie Tsonis how to cook a ten minute meal with just a few ingredients.  The tilapia I used was not chosen by accident.  Tilapia is a great fish to add to your diet.  As a healthy lifestyle spokesperson, I know that the American Heart Association recommends adding fish to your diet at least twice a week. 

Tilapia is a great choice.  It is low in mercury and abundant in Omega 6 & 3.  One 4 ounce serving only has 145 calories yet yields almost 30 grams of protein.  I like the fact that it doesn’t have a $15/pound price tag like other fish that are tasty. 

First Published Thu, 2010-03-18 12:56

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