Meat is greatly cherished in this part of the world, to the extent that most elderly people prefer it to fish. But research has shown that regular consumption of meat by aged people could raise iron levels which further increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, especially red meat. It therefore becomes necessary to reduce your intake of meat once you start aging. Elderly people are advised to go for oily fishes instead because they contain important nutrients such as omega-3s, which plays a significant role in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. In this article, I will be showing you three types of fish old people should consume regularly for improved health.
Mackerel is one of the most widely consumed fish in the world. It is also available in Nigeria. You can purchase it in the market or malls around the country. Mackerel offers a great taste in food, as you can use it to prepare any type of meal. Research has shown that consuming oily fishes such as mackerel helps to lower the risk of loss of brain cells, thus combating dementia, which usually affects elderly people.
Sardines are definitely among the most popular fishes in Nigeria and Africa at large. This specie of fish is said to be good for old people because of the abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins which it contains, it is also an excellent source of calcium, minerals, and protein. All these nutrients are very good for the elderly. Tinned sardines have a slightly salty taste, but it's always advisable to go for the fresh ones.
Nigeria has many rivers and water bodies with various species of fishes, including salmon. Elderly people should try to increase their intake of salmon because it has outstanding health benefits. Some of which includes vitamins, potassium, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids which is necessary for combating certain age-related ailments such as Alzheimer's disease. Salmon also tastes nice in foods. Always ensure to include them in your diet if you're aged.
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