To beat the risk of heart attack, strokes, mental decline in old age and prostate cancer eat fish regularly!The Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily, dark-fleshed fish offer genuine health benefits. Omega-3s are healthy is, they do not convert to fat while from red meat the fat is readily available and get stored. Omega-3 fatty acids are also therapeutic. They help keep your blood from clotting excessively and lower the amount of fats like cholesterol in the bloodstream and reduce the risk of obesity.
One serving of fish two to three times a week can actually lessen arthritis symptoms by fighting inflammation, decreasing fatigue and reducing morning stiffness.
Certain varieties of fishes and shellfishes have very high antioxidant vitamin E, aside from vitamins C, D, and A. These antioxidants boost the immune system and also lower the risk of heart disease by reducing buildup of plaque in coronary arteries.
Children who eat oily fish may have a lower risk of getting asthma. Studies showed that children who were able to receive at least 300mg of fish oil a day had undergone noteworthy improvement of asthma symptoms. This is because fish oils aid in controlling food allergens and environmental allergens in the body.
Fish eaters have lower risks of getting cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are the essential components responsible for protection against cancer. In fact, there have been reports that people who eat fish regularly have low risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, lung, breast, and prostate.
Fatty fish are the best natural source of Vitamin D. Areas where people do not get enough Vitamin D, a nutrient important for stronger bones, substituting foods can be difficult because of a lack of vitamin D-rich options. However, after some careful studies, most nutritionist found that fatty fish are excellent sources of vitamin D. They state that a serving of fatty fish a day can provide 90% of the recommended dietary requirement for vitamin D.
Essential fatty acids found in most seafood may reduce the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
A meal including fish and vegetables stir fried with brown rice/ whole wheat bread or pasta are very healthy options.
Hence Go and gob up some Fish!
BDST: 1526 HRS, AUG 08, 2012
Edited by: Sharmina Islam, Lifestyle Editor