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Why You Need More Fish In Your Diet

young-girl-with-salmon-550pxFish has a reputation for being low calorie, high protein “brain food,” thanks to the long strands of polyunsaturated essential omega-3 fatty acids (popularly referred to as “omega-3s”) found in fish oil.

Packed with essential Omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies can’t produce on their own, the little guys are literally swimming with nutrients. From protecting our eyesight, to improving our health. Fish have a higher protein value and fewer calories than chicken and beef; and also have vitamins such as B2 and vitamin D, calcium, iron, magnesium and other healthy minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart. Here are ways adding a dose of fish to your diet can improve your health.

Improve the heart condition: By eating more fish, one can improve blood vessel elasticity and improve cardiovascular health, replacing proteins from other sources with fish will also increase the amount of omega-3 fatty acid in the diet, which will lower the blood cholesterol. We cannot produce omega-3 fatty acid, and therefore, must receive it from fish fat.

Healthy bones: Fish has high levels of calcium, Omega-3 also boosts the level of calcium in the body, giving one healthy bones and joints. Many of the recent studies confirm that eating fish will fight against rheumatism, arthritis, muscle soreness and stiffness, and osteoporosis. In a recent study it has been found that a regular supply of omega-3 fatty acids will actually help reduce bone loss or even increase bone density in some individuals.salmon

It can improve the memory: Recent study found that older people with memory problems may witness a slowing of symptoms if they up their intake of fish oils.

Keep diabetes under control: If one is suffering from diabetes, eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is essential. People suffering from type II diabetes often have high levels of bad fat and low levels of good fat in their bodies, eating fish regularly can increase the levels of HDL, or good fat, in blood which decreases the amount of bad fat. Some fish is rich in selenium, which is rich in its cancer fighting properties. Also, fish can give one radiant skin and healthy teeth and gums. It is recommended that fish be eaten at least twice per week, it tastes great, is easy to prepare, and is healthy all at once.

Healthy pregnancies: To have healthy babies, women must consume DHA, a type of omega-3 that develops healthy eyes and brains of children. Babies will get a good supply of omega-3 fatty acids and DHA if their mothers eat fish regularly.

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Increase the brain power: Fish is also food for the brain, recent studies show that eating more fish will increase your brain’s ability to process information and will retain its power as one ages. Omega-3 present in fish has amazing power to fight high blood pressure, stroke, and dementia.

 

Protect the hearing: Whether they’re slashing the heart disease risk, keeping the eyes sharp, or even possibly extending one’s lifespans, fish really do seem like the go-to food for those planning to have a rocking retirement. Study found a strong link between moderate fish consumption and better hearing. Scientists aren’t 100% sure why this is, but there is strong suspicion that Omega-3 could be helping regulate blood flow to the inner ear.

They are a healthier alternative to red meat: White fish, such as cod, tilapia etc are low in fat, making them a great substitute for many red meats, if you’re trying to lose a few pounds.

Improve skin and hair: One of the biggest drawbacks to a low-fat diet is one often deprive the skin and hair of the healthy fat it needs, leaving it dull and dry. The omega-3s in fish are exactly the type of healthy fat to eat to keep the skin looking nourished and the hair shiny. Research has also linked fish and omega-3 consumption to treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Dose of Vitamin D: Saltwater fish is a sun-less source of vitamin D, which scientists say can help ward off disease, promote bone health, and with the help of the omega-3s in fish, ward off cognitive decline. Just one three-ounce serving of salmon contains 75 percent of your daily recommended amount of the vitamin.

Ease Depression: Several studies have found that when taken along with prescription antidepressant medications, the omega-3s in fish are more effective at treating depression that just prescription medication alone. One study of 52 pregnant women found that taking a 300 mg capsule of omega-3s during pregnancy significantly reduced the women’s risk of postpartum depression.

Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk: Eating fish as little as once a week can help preserve gray-matter neurons the part of the brain linked to memory and cognition. Researchers found that people who eat baked or broiled but not fried fish had larger brains and larger cells in the areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Scientists believe the larger brain volume can help lower the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

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