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Five Reasons to eat more fish

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By Natasha Uwasefish

Asides from being very delicious, we have all heard of the positive benefits associated with eating fish. Fish have a higher protein value and fewer calories than chicken and beef; and also have vitamins such as B2 and vitamin D and when prepared properly this incredible super food, which is packed with vitamins and nutrients, has great health benefits.

There are numerous ways to prepare, cook or bake seafood such as fresh fish pepper soup, grilled fish, fried fish and the list goes on. Apart from its wide variety of diverse preparation techniques, in this article, we will discuss 5 reasons why eating more fish is good for your health, and why it should be an essential part of your daily diet. You could improve your health just by eating fish regularly! gives you even more reason to eat fish.

Here’s a list with health benefits,

  1. Fish is great for the heart as it contains omega-3 fatty acids which are considered acids that are necessary for human health. Fishes help protect the heart by improving the good cholesterol in the body and giving the heart an overall protective effect.
  2. The fish is a very good source of zinc and iron. Inclusion of fish in your diet moisturizes the skin and gives it suppleness and leaves a difference in the complexion of the skin, the fish contains a rich amount of iodine which the body needs to function properly every day.
  3. If you are suffering from diabetes, eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is essential you for .People suffering from type II diabetes often have high levels of bad fat and low levels of good fat in their bodies. Eating fish regularly can increase the levels of HDL, or good fat, in blood which decreases the amount of bad fat.
  4. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids which according to research has been considered “Brain food” as it helps the young brain develop and protect it against diseases.
  5. Pregnant women are advised to eat cooked seafood, as it supports the brain and teeth development of the unborn child.

After having all this good information about fish, hope you will consider on having it, at least twice in a week. Enjoy your fish if you are quick, after reading, this article you will probably eat one today.

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