Advantages of Eating Fish Foods

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Researchers worldwide have discovered that eating fish regularly - one or two servings weekly - may reduce the risk of diseases ranging from childhood asthma to prostate cancer.

Fish is low in fat, high in protein and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids.

Advantages of Eating Fish 

Regular consumption of fish can reduce the risk of various diseases and disorders. Selected research findings indicate the following:

Asthma - children who eat fish may be less likely to develop asthma.

Brain and eyes - fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids can contribute to the health of brain tissue and the retina (the light sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye).

Cancer - the omega 3 fatty acids in fish may reduce the risk of many types of cancers by 30 to 50 per cent, especially of the oral cavity, oesophagus, colon, breast, ovary and prostate.

Cardiovascular disease - eating fish every week reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing blood clots and inflammation, improving blood vessel elasticity, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood fats and boosting 'good' cholesterol.

Dementia - elderly people who eat fish or seafood at least once a week may have a lower risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

Depression - people who regularly eat fish have a lower incidence of depression (depression is linked to low levels of omega 3 fatty acids in the brain).

Diabetes - fish may help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.

Eyesight - breastfed babies of mothers who eat fish have better eyesight, perhaps due to the omega 3 fatty acids transmitted in breast milk.

Inflammatory conditions - regular fish consumption may relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and autoimmune disease.

Prematurity - eating fish during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of delivering a premature baby.

Healthy ways to enjoy fish include baked, poached, grilled and steamed forms.

Fish, snapper, mixed species, raw

The nutritional values of "Fish, snapper, mixed species, raw" per 100 grams are:

Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 100
Protein 20.5 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 32 mg 3.2 %
Copper, Cu 0.03 mg 1.4 %
Iron, Fe 0.18  mg 1 %
Magnesium, Mg 32 mg 8 %
Manganese, Mn 0.01 mg 0.65 %
Phosphorus, P 198 mg 19.8 %
Potassium, K 417  mg 11.91 %
Selenium, Se 38.2 mcg 54.57 %
Sodium, Na 64 mg 2.67 %
Zinc, Zn 0.36 mg 2.4 %
Vitamin A 106  IU 2.12 %
Vitamin C 1.6 mg 2.67 %
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg 20 %
Vitamin E 0.96 mg 3.2 %
Vitamin K 0.1  mcg 0.12 %
Riboflavin 0  mg 0.18 %
Thiamin 0.05 mg 3.07 %
Folate, DFE 5  mcg 1.25 %
Niacin 0.28  mg 1.42 %
Sugars 0 g
Fiber 0  g 0 %
Cholesterol 37 mg 12.33 %
Water 76.87 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 0  mcg
Choline 65 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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Fish contain omega-3 fatty acids that help in development of brain tissue and retina. Children who intake the fish food may be less likely to develop asthma. Intake of fish food also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Fish food also maintain the blood sugar level of diabetes people. There are lot more advantages of eating fish foods.
sheena_hines Thursday, July 24, 2014
White fish like cod is a good source of low-fat protein and minerals. Oily fish have the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids which is good for body growth.
sheena_hines Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Do eating fish thrice a week makes me obese..??
ArunKarthick Monday, June 09, 2014
Hi Arun Among the Non veg Foods sea foods are considered as the safest , Easily Digestible , Less caloric value Among Non veg foods , But If we Consume Too Much of Fried Sea foods it Will automatically Builds up our Belly
Guest Monday, June 09, 2014
nice article
fatakesta Saturday, November 23, 2013
I just started eating fish the other day. In fact I've come to love tilapia so much that's on the menu very other day, having stopped eating chicken and beef. However I notice my hair has slowed in growth-instead of the weekly haircut I'm now visiting a barber once a month. Is this normal? I really prefer short hair, so this is very good for me.
Prodigal Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Eat fish three times a week for your good health.
arthurwinthu Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Well, Indeed I completely agree with you. Fish is low in fat, high in protein and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. album photo
justinktutle Thursday, December 06, 2012
its ok to eat fish at safe lavel, it is also very dengerous while we take it with milk accidently. so always be careful while taking fish with milk
lgkuril Tuesday, September 27, 2011
=eating fish foods is good, but NOT lots of it as you said, the total calories have GOT to be kept in mind!!! Fish like any food may be alergenic to persons who are intolerant of that food or medicine or whatever.== Ravi,fish do NOT have antiBiotics inside......=animal foods shd be cut down to the bare minimum, for various reasons we all know.
pradhangeorge Thursday, March 03, 2011
I have heard that different fishes contain different anti-biotics. Can I get a list of which fish contains which anti-biotic.
Ravi_Bajaj Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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