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Boy Eats Herring and Becomes Funny, Active, Smart, and Intelligent, and Also It Makes Him Look More Like President Barack Obama

January 19th, 2009 · 3:54 pm - Jen Snow

Joseph Vargas sneaks a bite of herring behind the counter at Russ & Daughters

Joseph Vargas sneaks a bite of herring behind the counter at Russ & Daughters

Our “newest employee,” Joseph Vargas, age 7, wrote this post’s headline.  He also submitted an article for me to post on Lox Populi.  Here is his news item, in full:

Boy Eats Herring and Becomes Funny, Active, Smart and Intelligent and Also It Makes Him Look More Like President Barack Obama
By Joseph Vargas

Joseph Vargas, patriotic herring enthusiast

Joseph Vargas, patriotic herring enthusiast

I eat one herring every day. Herring helps me become a funny, active, smart and intelligent boy. Eating herring every day also makes me look more like President Barack Obama. I like herring because eating healthy herring will help me live longer. Now I am 7 years old but if I keep eating herring every day I will be 95 or even 100 years old.

Joseph actually has a good point.  Herring are an impressively rich source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids; they are commonly believed to be one of the highest natural food sources of omega-3s.  Consumption of omega-3s may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, autoimmune disease, arthritis, and diabetes, and may also aid in pain management and blood pressure regulation.

As for helping you look more like Barack Obama: Joseph himself is a pretty convincing argument for that claim.

- Jen Snow

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