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Eat seafood twice a week

Like most adults, I am concerned about remaining healthy and mentally sharp as I age. I have a job that I love, family and friends to care for, community commitments, and leisure time activities.  These activities are important to me and I want to enjoy them for many years. I know that achieving and maintaining my best, healthiest life requires some effort. I have to move more, build muscle strength, get enough sleep, and eat healthy food. Fortunately, eating fish or seafood twice a week is a delicious way to eat healthy food.

Fish and seafood provide several important nutrients that are often lacking in our American diet. They provide high-quality, easy to digest protein with little saturated fat. Although the typical American diet has plenty of protein for younger people, new research shows that older people may need to eat more than earlier recommendations suggested.