7 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Fish

New year, new you, and for many people, that means eating healthier. It's not rocket science, and yet so many people struggle with finding a way to eat better. To help you improve your diet this year, we're giving you a few reasons that'll make it easy, and more delicious, to follow through with your goals, and it's all about fish.

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Sure, we've always known about the positive connotations that go along with eating fish. The protein-heavy meat has less calories than beef and chicken; it's rich in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin D and B2; and it's full of healthy minerals such as iron and magnesium. Along with the immediate health benefits of eating fish, it's also known for preventing a long list of diseases, making the consumption of fish well worth your time.

So we're giving you seven reasons why you should be eating fish, and just to get your taste buds singing, we're sharing seven delicious recipes from Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar in Atlantic City, N.J. The restaurant, which was voted as one of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants from Wine Enthusiast in 2012, is home to chef Stephen Kalt and an Italian-focused menu. Inspired by many years of traveling through the country and working under chef Vincent Scotto at Fresco in New York City, Kalt designs dishes that are rooted in the traditional fare but also introduce aspects of modern and innovative cooking. With a taste of both old and new, each recipe is approachable yet still has that flare of a critically acclaimed chef, so now you can say you're not only eating better in the new year, but cooking better too. 

Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce