Fish is a superfood, and because there are few people that acknowledge its many benefits, I’ve decided to write a post about the advantages it might have on your health. For one, it’s packed with vitamin D and protein, and depending on the species that you prefer consuming the most, it may have a good deal of Omega 3. For example, fatty fish such as sardines, tuna, trout, salmon, and mackerel, have a lot of healthy fat and can do wonders when being served to vitamin D-deficient people. Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that’s essential when it comes to preserving your bone system in top shape, and this issue should be addressed by all women as they tend to suffer from conditions such as osteoporosis a lot more compared to men. As for Omega 3, it’s been linked to reducing the risk of developing many diseases, including the ones related to the collapse of the nervous system.
Another reason you may want to eat some grilled or baked fish twice a week is that it can significantly lower your risk of strokes and heart attacks. Recently, the World Health Organization has published a study according to which processed meats are anything but healthy and may eventually lead to the development of one type of cancer or another. Everybody enjoys a good burger once in a while, and I’m not here to tell you aren’t allowed to do so. However, I would like to recommend checking the sources of fish and meat you use on a regular basis. If the products have not been exposed to any artificial flavors and synthetic preservatives, they’re safe to eat. If they have, they might be less so. Instead of getting a bucket of wings or chicken legs from KFC, perhaps you’d benefit from cooking some fish at home. Let’s also keep in mind that, when you usually serve it either baked or grilled, fish can even help you lose weight. What’s more, fish consumption has been linked to lowering people’s cholesterol levels.
I’ve seen that there’s this craze that’s been going around that you shouldn’t eat fats and oils. I couldn’t disagree more. Certain fats are healthy in all respects, particularly when they’re not used in frying various foods. Take olive oil, for instance. When it’s added to salads or consumed raw, it can also lower your cholesterol levels. The same goes with the fats you’ll find in fish because they can have a positive impact on the development and maintenance of your gray matter, therefore preventing conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Finally, the core reason for adding more fish to your weekly diet consists of the fact that it is remarkably easy to cook. Fillets are available at stores everywhere in the world, and depending on the species you like the most, you maybe don’t even have to bother with separating the meat from the bones. Aside from the species that might be endangered, I strongly urge fishermen to collect and cook their catches whenever they have the chance.