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REASONS WHY EATING FISH IS SO GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

If you want to know more about why eating fish is good for you, this article is for you. I scoured the Internet to find the basic principles behind why fish is so healthy to eat. Here is what I found.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

Stress and unhealthy eating are obviously related, and they are showing themselves in our modern world more than ever through in increasing number of heart attacks and strokes. Some studies have shown that people who eat fish on a regular basis have a much lower risk of heart disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to lower the risk of depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease while also helping regulate cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol, fish oil should be included into your diet immediately. Improvements can show within 3 weeks.

IRON

Iron is crucial to a healthy body. It is one of the most important minerals our body needs for healthy development. It is key to metabolising proteins and helps the body produce haemoglobin and healthy red blood cells. Iron is also very important for a strong immune system. Surprisingly, iron is also very important for regulating body temperature and helping us sleep properly.

LOW FAT

With supermarkets and processed foods packed with bad fats and sugars, it is hard to know what we are actually eating these days. The only way to know exactly what you are eating is to eat fresh vegetables, meat, chicken and fish. You don’t need to be on a diet to eat fish. It is packed with protein while being extremely low fat. Eating fish regularly is simply a great way to control your waist.

VITAMIN B12

Vitamin B12 is crucial to the production of our DNA and red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is also crucial to the normal functioning of nerve cells. There are so many benefits of vitamin B12 that it be important to everyone and their diet. For example, B12 helps convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body to give us energy. Not to mention vitamin B12 helps regulating our digestive system.

Someone lacking in vitamin B12 will often feel depressed, suffer memory loss and nerve related problems.

VITAMIN D

All fish has loads of vitamin D. Vitamin D is very important for the immune system, as well as being very important for the growth of teeth and bones. Salmon and Herring contain very high levels of vitamin D. Have you wondered why Cod liver oil was always given to children in past generations? It is so rich in vitamin D. Just a single tablespoon of this oil provides more than all the vitamin D you need each day.

 


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From camping to fishing, to trekking and touring around Australia for lengthy periods of time, Suzy lives it. She also has a passion for pets. Now she is sharing her experiences.