Michael Mosley’s Weight Loss: More People Should Eat ‘Incredibly Simple’ Foods

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For those in search of weight loss, “fat” can drive people crazy. But the body can actually create different types of fat it needs to function from other fats or raw materials.

One of the most essential fats that it cannot produce on its own is omega-3 fatty acid.

Omega-3 fatty acids are important because they help to:

Lower blood pressure

Reduce triglycerides

Slow the development of plaque in the arteries

Reduce the risk of abnormal heart rhythm

Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke

Reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease

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So, in order to make sure people get enough of these essential fatty acids, Dr. Michael Mosley emphasized the importance of eating a particular food.

“Me and Clare eat oily fish at least three times a week,” he said during an episode of his Just One Thing podcast.

“While being quick and wonderfully simple to prepare, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids.”

He challenged his guest, Carl, to eat two servings of oily fish in order to avoid a deficiency in an essential nutrient.

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So, in order to make sure people get enough of these essential fatty acids, Dr. Michael Mosley emphasized the importance of eating a particular food.

“Me and Clare eat oily fish at least three times a week,” he said during an episode of his Just One Thing podcast.

“While being quick and wonderfully simple to prepare, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids.”

He challenged his guest, Carl, to eat two servings of fatty fish in order to avoid a deficiency in an essential nutrient.

It revealed that only a quarter of UK adults eat oily fish and less than 16% of young adults eat just two servings of oily fish a week.

Dr Mosley acknowledged that some people may find fish dishes more difficult to prepare than average meat dishes, but he insisted that they are easy to prepare.

“Salmon is incredibly quick to fry,” he said before coming up with a Thai curry salmon recipe.

“All it takes is one of those pastas you can buy in a jar with a little coconut milk too,” he said.

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“It looks very appealing! Karl replied.

Dr Mosley added: “The great thing about fish is that it’s an incredibly simple meal and the oils in the fish will fill you up.”

But the nutritionist revealed that people need to be careful about the types of fish they eat to boost their omega-3 intake.

He explained that it’s “important” to know that when it comes to getting your fill of omega-3s, “the type of fish matters.”

The following fish are best known for being oily fish:

Salmon

Mackerel

Anchovy

Sardines

herring

Dr. Mosley recommended that the easiest way to remember this is to use the acronym “SMASH”.

He cautioned that while white fish like cod may seem fatty, it’s a great source of protein but low in omega-3s.

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