4.59 million meals of Iowa-caught fish were eaten in 2018.
Most Iowa fish are low in saturated fats, have high quality protein, and important vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy diet for all ages. Some fish can also have omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your heart healthy and develop a child’s brain. The American Heart Association recommends that you enjoy at least two servings of baked or grilled fish each week, especially oily fish. Eating fish may protect against many diseases and illnesses in adults, such as cancer, heart disease, dementia, diabetes, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, prostrate cancer, stroke, and autoimmune disease.