Health Benefits of fish!
We all know fish is good for you, but did you know...
... just HOW beneficial eating fish regularly can be to your health?
(I'll let you into a little secret - even WE didn't realise just how many health benefits it had - and we're fanatical about the stuff!).
Experts at the British Nutrition Foundation quoted, "we should be eating at least two portions of seafood every week, at least one of which should be oil-rich. Seafood is good for every part of your body - from head to toe".
Check out the just some of the ways your body will benefit from eating seafood.
Oil rich fish contains Omega 3 fatty acids which is a type of polyunsaturated fat that protects the heart and circulation. This lessens the risk of heart disease by reducing blood clots and inflammation, improving blood vessel elasticity, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood fats and boosting 'good' cholesterol.
Vitamin E, an antioxidant found in shellfish, aids the formation and use of red blood cells.
All seafood is packed with protein, essential for the growth and maintenance of muscles and body tissues. Shellfish has vitamin E, which also helps towards the development of muscles.
Bones, Teeth and Joints
Oil rich fish has lots of Vitamin D, necessary for strong bones and teeth.
It can also ease the symptoms of arthritis. People that eat a lot of fish (such as the Inuit population in Greenland) have much lower rates of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
All seafood contains vitamin B6, which helps build up healthy nerve tissues, essential for the brain to communicate to the rest of the body.
Omega 3 in oil-rich fish is important in the development of the brain - in particular a baby's brain. It is also reported that fish can help to ease depression thanks to the super omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to raise levels of the brain chemical serotonin.
Omega 3 oils, found in oil-rich fish, have been shown to protect the retina - the light sensitive part of the eye, which is particularly important during a child's development
It is widely believed that seafood could be good for your love life! The high amount of zinc found in shellfish, especially oysters, is reputed to act as an aphrodisiac. Definitely worth a try!
And this is just the start.
There are loads of studies that provide evidence of the fantastic health properties of fish and seafood, and we'll make sure we share some of these on our blog.