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Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Eating Fish

  Fish is among the healthiest foods on the planet. It is loaded with important nutrients, such as protein and vitamin D. Fish is also the world’s best source of
07 Jul 2017 00:02
Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Eating Fish
The Zest Restaurant at Tanoa Plaza ready and waiting to serve patrons with it’s fine cuisine. Photo: Maraia Vula

 

Fish is among the healthiest foods on the planet.

It is loaded with important nutrients, such as protein and vitamin D.

Fish is also the world’s best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain.

 

Fish is high in important nutrients that most people don’t get enough of

Generally speaking, all types of fish are good for you.

They are high in many nutrients that most people aren’t getting enough of.

This includes high-quality protein, iodine and various vitamins and minerals.

However, some fish are better than others, and the fatty types of fish are considered the healthiest.

That’s because fatty fish (like salmon, trout, sardines, tuna and mackerel) are higher in fat-based nutrients.

Bottom Line: Fish is high in many important nutrients, including high-quality protein, iodine and various vitamins and minerals. Fatty types of fish are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.

 

Fish may lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes

Fish is generally considered to be among the best foods you can eat for a healthy heart.

Not surprisingly, many studies have shown that people who eat fish regularly seem to have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and death from heart disease. Researchers believe that the fatty types of fish are even more beneficial for heart health.

 

Fish Contains Nutrients That Are Crucial During

Development

Essential for growth and development.

The omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is especially important, because it accumulates in the developing brain and eye.

People who eat fish every week have more grey matter in the centres of the brain that regulate emotion and memory

Bottom Line: Fish is essential for the development of the brain and eyes. It is recommended that expecting and nursing mothers.

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