Intake of Seafood Halves Risk of Heart Attack

by VR Sreeraman on  July 1, 2012 at 8:51 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Including seafood once a week in your diet may reduce the heart attack risk by 50 percent, reveals a study.

Prawns, crabs, squid and octopus are just as packed with vitamins, minerals and fish oils as fish like salmon or cod, the Daily Mail reported.
 Intake of Seafood Halves Risk of Heart Attack
Intake of Seafood Halves Risk of Heart Attack

They all contain Omega-3 - a key fatty acid known to help with heart health.

Although seafood contains cholesterol, it's actually foods high in saturated fats - the type found in cheese, red meat and fast food - that increase levels of bad cholesterol in the body.

So seafood is unlikely to have a major impact on your blood cholesterol levels.

However, the NHS advises against eating raw shellfish and raw seafood during pregnancy.

Source: ANI

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