eating fish is healthy
May 16, 2012
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Because of my new eating plan, which of course is to pass up on the red meat, I was driven to eat more fish and veggie every single day. Not that I am complaining but for someone who used to eat pork dishes most of the time for the past 38 years, it was a backbreaking challenge. Well, I am challenge every day and happy every time I would survive a meal without cheating. It simply indicates that a part of my psychological being is also conforming, that my self-control has improved over the years. 🙂
Anyhow, I’d like to share some thoughts I found online why eating fish is healthy. Yea, we all know it is literally but to understand better, take time to read on.
Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits. White-fleshed fish, in particular, is lower in fat than any other source of animal protein, and oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, or the “good” fats. Since the human body can’t make significant amounts of these essential nutrients, fish are an important part of the diet. Also, fish are low in the “bad” fats commonly found in red meat, called omega-6 fatty acids.
Why are omega-3s good for your health?
A growing body of evidence indicates that omega-3 fatty acids provide a number of health benefits. They:
*help maintain cardiovascular health by playing a role in the regulation of blood clotting and vessel constriction;
*are important for prenatal and postnatal neurological development;
*may reduce tissue inflammation and alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis;
*may play a beneficial role in cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), reducing depression and halting mental decline in older people.
The omega-3s found in fish (EPA and DHA) appear to provide the greatest health benefits. Fish that are high in omega-3s, low in environmental contaminants and eco-friendly include:
*wild salmon from Alaska (fresh, frozen and canned),
*farmed rainbow trout and
*albacore tuna from the U.S. and Canada
Choose fish that are good for you and the ocean. <source: notjustthekitchen.com>
I thank the husband for being supportive of my routine these days, for being extra-cautious on what and where to eat whenever we dine out. 🙂