Important reasons to eat fish

Important reasons to eat fish

You might have come across many researches saying the consuming fish twice a week is very healthy and beneficial and yes, of course it is true.  Let us have a look at an amazing benefits of fish. But before that, here are a important reasons to eat fish that you should keep in mind.

  • Healthy ways to enjoy eating fish are : grilling, poaching, steaming, stir-frying, broiling, pressure cooking.
  • Always go for the fresh fish rather than the canned ones as they are always loaded with unwanted salt and preservatives.
  • When we fry fish, it becomes high in fat and less healthy so avoid doing this or cooking it in heavy coconut or peanut curries.
  • Consuming fish twice a week / 100g per week is safe and healthy.
  • A low-fat grilled fish is always the healthiest option.

Prevents rheumatoid arthritis

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are anti-inflammatory and thus they help to reduce inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. They reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis such as pain, stiffness in the joints and increase the flexibility and ease of movement.

Improves memory and brain performance and eyesight

Studies have shown that children whose mothers consumed fish during pregnancy had a higher and better cognition and eyesight than those whose did not! Research also points out to the fact that eating fish twice a week can prevent vision loss at an older age.

Keeps heart healthy

Consuming fish is an excellent way to protect your heart and keep it healthy. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids which lower triglyceride levels (major reason of heart disease), they also ease the blood flow and reduce the risk of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).

Important reasons to eat fishPrevents depression

Some of the Studies have shown that arachadonic acid i.e., pro-inflammatory levels are increased in the blood in people who are depressed while their omega-3 levels fall. Consuming fish when depressed increases the levels of omega-3 fatty acids and reduces arachadonic acid which helps our brain relax.

Keeps skin glowing

Fish is packed with the protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and selenium that keeps your skin fresh and glowing. It also reduces fine lines and prevents ageing of your skin.

Fish is an excellent source of the protein and it is also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, at the same time it is very low in fat. Because of its excellent benefits, fish is an important part of the Mediterranean diet too.And also read how to make healthy fish curry from the given link. How to make Shark Curry or Sura puttu recipe ?

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