Fish is one of the world's most nutritious foods. It's high in protein and vitamin D, among other nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for your body and brain, are abundant in fish. The following are 3 research-backed health benefits of eating fish.
1. Reduces your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
Heart attacks and strokes are the two leading causes of death worldwide. Fish is one of the most heart-healthy foods available. Most observational studies demonstrate that persons who consume fish regularly had a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease death.
One study found that males who ate one or more servings of fish per week had a 15% lower risk of heart disease. Because of their high omega-3 fatty acid content, researchers believe that fatty forms of fish are even better for heart health.
2. Provide essential nutrients for growth and development.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal development and growth. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, is crucial for brain and eye development.
As a result, it is frequently suggested that pregnant and breastfeeding women consume enough amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. However, some fish contain high levels of mercury, which has been related to difficulties with brain development. Pregnant women should limit themselves to 12 ounces (340 grams) of low-mercury seafood per week, such as salmon, sardines, and trout. They should also avoid raw or undercooked fish since bacteria can harm the fetus.
3. It has the potential to lower your risk of developing autoimmune illnesses.
Autoimmune illnesses, such as type 1 diabetes, are caused by your immune system attacking and destroying healthy body tissues by mistake. Several studies have linked omega-3 or fish oil consumption to a lower incidence of type 1 diabetes in children and an autoimmune diabetes-like condition in adults. Fish and fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which may be to blame.
Some experts feel that eating fish can reduce your chances of rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, although the evidence is currently inconclusive.
Write-up Credit: Healthline
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