Why You Need to Include Fish in Your Regular Diet

Posted on: 21 March 2017

A lot of criticism has been levelled at the typical Australian diet in recent years. Often, people are simply too busy to pay enough attention to their dietary selection and pick foods that are simple to prepare and not necessarily as wholesome as they could be. Yet it's important to eat healthily as often as possible for a variety of reasons. In particular, seafood should be included at least once, and ideally twice per week. What are the known benefits associated with eating fish?

How Does Fish Benefit Us?

Whatever you eat is converted within your body into energy and nutrients. Fish is known to have very high quality protein and a variety of different minerals and vitamins that you cannot get in other forms of food. In particular, fatty fish like trout, mackerel, tuna or salmon have the highest quantity. They also have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, critical for brain functionality and in helping to stave off the generation of a variety of diseases.

The Lifesaver

It is also thought that fish can help lower your risk of circulatory diseases, like strokes or heart attacks, which is one of the leading causes of death in Australia.

The Memory Saver

One of the big worries in society these days is the increase in the number of neurodegenerative diseases in older people. Alzheimer's and associated illnesses are linked to deterioration in brain function with age. However, if you eat fish on a regular basis this can help to strengthen the grey matter in the brain, where memories are stored and information is processed.

The Mood Booster

It's also thought that fish can help you if you suffer from depression, sadness or a loss of interest in typical, everyday things. There have been some controlled trials that show how quantities of omega-3 fatty acids (prevalent in fish) help in the fight against depression, or increase how effective medications can be to treat this.

The Critical Vitamin

Vitamin D is one of the critical vitamins that the body relies on for optimal functionality, but many people are deficient. While you can get some of this from the sun, fish is known to be the best dietary resource of all. In particular, herring and salmon are champion fighters.

Making Your Plan

There are a variety of other benefits linked to regular consumption of fish. When you consider just how beneficial a couple of visits to a seafood restaurant would be each week, you should go out of your way to make your first reservation right now.

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