Why I eat fish on a weekly basis

 

 

I have to start with a disclaimer because I love fishing and nothing’s better than eating the actual fish that you’ve caught yourself. Plus, it helps my special someone experiment with a bunch of recipes she might have read about on the internet. This way, we’re connected in some inexplicable way especially as she doesn’t have a special interest in the angling business.

Now that we’re past that, I can finally begin by saying that I enjoy eating fish on a regular basis. I used to buy some salmon and tuna, but most of the canned varieties that I have tried over the years are overly processed and the taste just doesn’t resemble that of my catches. On the one hand, the fish I catch is fresh, it’s right out of the water. On the other, it’s packed with a bunch of nutrients that are pretty much absent in processed food.

One thing I like about salmon, in particular, is that it contains heaps of fats that are extremely healthy. Most people like fried chicken and other potentially unhealthy specialties, but the fact is that all of this stuff needs to be fried in oils that might affect you in the long run, especially if this is what you eat every day. By contrast, if you throw a piece of salmon in a pan, it will create some oils on its own, therefore allowing you to fry it naturally.

I’ve also read some studies that go into detail with regard to how fish can keep your heart in top shape. Most associations dealing with cardiac health have published various scientific works that have proven that eating fish is particularly healthy.While I am a bit wary of this idea, some say that fish consumption can prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s because the nutrients apparently protect nerves and brain cells, as well. Again, I can’t be particularly sure of all of this, but I have learned in school that the fat content in the brain is extremely high so eating healthy fats is a good idea.

Finally, I’d like to add that everyone knows that vitamin D is extremely important for bone development and various other processes occurring in the human body. The problem is that there’s virtually no chance of you getting the amount of vitamin D you need from the food that you eat, unless you consume fish. Exposure to sunlight is the simplest way of getting enough vitamin D, but these days this practice is somewhat risky given the number of skin cancer cases. I myself know a lot of people who have stopped going to the beach in summer entirely because they’re afraid they might get skin cancer.

So these are some of the reasons that I like eating fish as often as I can.

About me

18I live in the great state of Minnesota, commonly referred to as the “Land of 1,000 Lakes”. Yes, there really are that many lakes in the state, and probably a few more. That means that almost every resident knows how to fish, and for some of us even freezing winters can’t keep us from the lakes. Ice fishing is a way of life in some places, and trust me you don’t want to mess with another angler’s frozen spot on the lake.

 

Along with fishing we also have a lot of hunting, and I’m happy to report that our pheasant index is up this year. That means we’ll be allowed to legally bag more and that is always a good thing. If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying fresh roasted pheasant, I suggest you add it to your “bucket list”. The game is so plentiful in my state that there are actually events help to help recruit and retain hunters and anglers. This doesn’t mean that we don’t care about the environment, the opposite is actually true. That is why we work so hard to ensure we keep our wildlife populations under control. When fish and animal populations explode that is when you run into problems.

 

In case you can’t already tell I am passionate about hunting and fishing, and try to participate in every season. That actually isn’t that hard since something seems to always be in season. Some of my favorites are northern pike and pheasants, but I also love going after walleye. I’m also getting interested in big game, and that is what gave me the idea to start this blog. I needed a new platform to tell my stories, since my friends and family swear that they’ve heard them all before.

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I don’t just spend time outdoors hunting and fishing, I also just love being out in the fresh air. So this blog will also cover my hikes and the cool new places that I discover on the way. Incidentally, this is how I find many of my favorite fishing spots, along with the perfect place for my tree stand. I literally can’t wait for the start of deer season. I know that this spot is perfect, and hopefully this year I’ll be able to bag a 6 or 8 pointer.

 

So now you know a little bit about me, and the things that I am passionate about. I promise to keep everyone updated on my adventures, and I can’t wait to start sharing some of my tips and tricks with fellow hunters and anglers. Who knows maybe after reading a few of my blog entries you’ll realize that Minnesota really is an outdoor lover’s paradise.