Life-Enhancing Reasons to Eat Fish

seared-salmon-rawFish is a packed with quality protein. It is also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). It is also, a rich source of calcium and phosphorus. Important minerals, such as zinc, iron, iodine, magnesium, and potassium are present to nourish the body. According to the American Heart Association  eating fish at least two times per week as part of a healthy diet is recommended

If you don’t eat non vegetarian products or have trouble including fish into your diet you can get your daily recommended amount of fatty acids through omega-3 fish oil supplements.

Fish is not just responsible for lowering the fat percentage hence decreasing the waist line or boost heart-health,  here are seven more ways adding a dose of fish to your diet can improve your health.

Prevent Heart Disease:

Women who ate little to no fish had 50 percent more heart problems than those who ate fish at least once per week – according to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.  Other research has found that eating fish high in omega-3s can decrease blood fat levels, which can contribute to a lower heart-disease risk.

Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk:

Interestingly, many studies have shown that people who eat more fish have slower rates of cognitive decline. Eating fish as little as once a week can help preserve gray-matter neurons — the part of the brain linked to memory and cognition-according to the study presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting. Researchers found that people who eat baked or broiled — but not fried — fish had larger brains and larger cells in the areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning.

Improve Skin and Hair:

With increase in trend of low fat diet, one of the biggest drawbacks came up is that, with low-fat diet you often deprive your skin and hair of the healthy fat it needs, leaving it dull and dry. The omega-3s in fish are exactly the type of healthy fat to eat to keep your skin looking nourished and hair shiny. Few researches have linked omega-3 to treatment of psoriasis as well.

Ease Depression:

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, can prevent surges in stress hormones and protect you from suffering from heart disease and depression. For a steady supply of feel-good omega-3, include fatty fish, flax seeds and oils (flaxseed, canola, mustard or soybean) in your diet.

Boost Brain Development:

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for growth and development. The omega-3 fatty (DHA) is especially important, because it helps in the developing brain and eye.  Some studies have even found that omega-3 consumption can help soothe symptoms of ADHD. Experts recommend, that parents ask their doctor before introducing supplements to a child’s diet.

Dose of Vitamin D:

Vitamin D has received a lot of mainstream attention in recent years. Fish and fish products are the best dietary sources of vitamin D, by far. Fatty fish like salmon and herring contain the highest amounts  which scientists say can help ward off disease, promote bone health, and with the help of the omega-3s in fish, ward off cognitive decline.

Stronger Sperm:

A recent study on men, found that those who ate more fresh fish — along with balanced diet had stronger swimmers than those who ate unhealthy diets. Researchers say that more study needs to be done, but initial data shows that the participants who takes good diet, produces the stronger; the shape and mobility of the sperm.

In metabolic balance program, each and every nutrient takes an important place in the plan. We believe that body can only function the way you want it to if you provide all the nutrients in the recommended amounts. So, omega-3 which plays such a significant role in our diet is also taken care of. In the initial stage of the plan, body first revives itself with good nutrition and then you can feel the difference.

Post by
Charu Bhardwaj
metabolic balance® Coach & Nutritionist, AktivOrthoTM

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AktivOrtho™ is India's first-of-its-kind comprehensive centre for orthopaedic, neurological and gynaecological rehabilitation as well as sports medicine, pain management, prevention, podiatry, medical training therapy (MTT) and weight management solutions located at Vasant Vihar as well as the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi and Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. Founded by leading German orthopaedic specialist and former surgeon, Dr. Gerd Mueller MD, AktivOrtho™ focuses on the non-invasive treatment and prevention of all types of chronic and acute musculoskeletal problems as well as neurological disorders. Introducing state-of-the-art, German designed rehabilitation equipment together with our team of experienced and certified medical professionals led by Dr. Mueller and Dr. Rana Chengappa, MBBS, DSM, we are committed to providing our patients with European standard medical care, personalised one-on-one treatment and leading expertise in the field of non-surgical orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, pain management, prevention, sports medicine and weight management.

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