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Advantages of Eating Fish Foods

Last Updated on Feb 25, 2016
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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.

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

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 percent, especially of the oral cavity, oesophagus, colon, breast, ovary and prostate.

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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.

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Eyesight - breastfed babies of mothers who eatfish 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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freshfish

Gher farming is a traditional agriculture system in Bangladesh . A pond is dug into a rice field to use for fish farming, with the dug out soil used to create dykes around the pond for growing vegetables. Two USAID-funded projects in Bangladesh, Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition, and the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia Bangladesh, are training gher farmers on good management practices to sustainable boost the productivity and profitability of their farms. Together, the projects have helped increase the incomes of 680,000 small- and medium-scale farmers and their families. Practical training is helping farmers and hatcheries improve their farm production and profits, as well as assisting women fish retailers to secure employment.

jordarn

Fish like salmon, mackerel are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation. They protect the lungs from colds and respiratory infections. To if you are looking for online dietitian then consult online dietitian at EVAIDYA. I have consulted personally and got very genuine information.

sheena_hines

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

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.

ArunKarthick

Do eating fish thrice a week makes me obese..??

@Guest

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

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