Many Jews have the custom to put the head of a fish on their Rosh Hashanah table. It’s a symbol to be like the head, and not the tail, to think before acting, and to be the best version of ourselves. Not only is fish a symbolic food on the table, but it can be a very healthy component of our seudos during a month of heavy eating.

  • Fish is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial to brain and body health.
  • Fatty fish, like salmon, trout, sardines, tuna and mackerel, are considered the healthiest types of fish.
  • Eating fish more than once a week can lower your risk of heart disease by 15%. Eating fish weekly can help increase the gray matter in the brain and protect the brain from Alzheimer’s and other age-related deterioration.
  • Fish is the best source of dietary vitamin D, and one serving of salmon contains 100% of your daily recommended intake.
  • The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can help lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the body.
  • A diet rich in fish can help lower the risk of digestive cancers.
  • Athletes who consumer fatty fish can experience faster fatigue recovery and muscle regeneration.