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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Fish Once a Week

Eating fish is scientifically proven to provide an individual with a number of both physical and psychological health benefits. However, many people are under the assumption that fish is something that should be consumed only once or twice in a month.

It is important to realize that fish is considered to be a brain food as it contains a good amount of omega-3 which is known to help improve brain function and an individual’s overall well-being. However, the body cannot produce omega-3 itself yet still requires it to improve bodily functions.

salmon dish 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Fish Once a Week

With fish being the wonder brain food, people should try to incorporate fish into their meals at least once a week. Now for those of you that do not like fish, don’t worry, you do not have to eat it on a regular basis. Just once or twice a week is sufficient to reap the rewards of eating fish and besides, there is a number of tantalizing fish recipes that everyone would like.

[box type="note"]Still not convinced? Below are 5 great reasons why every person should have fish at least once a week.[/box]

Low Fat Content

The great thing about fish is that it is has a low-fat content. This means that those people who are on a diet or are watching what they eat don’t have to anymore with fish. Fish not only has a low-fat content but also provides enough energy to leave a person full all day.

Lower Cholesterol and an Improved Heart

No matter how much you skin a chicken and de-bone it to reduce the cholesterol content, the cholesterol content will always be lower in a slice of fish. Fish, such as salmon, are really low in cholesterol compared to red meat and chicken.

If a person eats fish at least once a week, they are not only decreasing the amount of red meat (which contains high cholesterol) consumed, but also are promoting a healthier and stronger heart thanks to our little sea friends.

High Protein Content

It is important to understand that fish, like any other meat, contains high protein content. Protein is essentially the building blocks of life as they help promote muscle growth, repair and development. Eating fish at least once a week ensures that you are getting an ample supply of protein without the added cholesterol content.

Source of Minerals and Vitamins

Eating fish ensures that people get the correct balance of vitamins and mineral their body needs to function without having to resort to consuming other types of foods to fulfill their body’s requirements.

[box type="note"]Fish is known to provide vitamin D, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium which are all essential for good health.[/box]

Reduced Inflammation and Joint Pain

Various studies conducted by a number of health organizations show that fish, because of its richness in omega-3, helps to reduce and alleviate some types of pain in the human body. Eating fish on a weekly basis will ensure that you don’t end up suffering from sleepless nights because of various joint aches.

[box type="important"]As you can see, fish is an amazing type of food. It provides countless health benefits and is considered to be one of the best types of meats available due to a number of reasons. Eating fish at least once a week is a good idea.[/box]

Author Bio:

Andrew has been working in food and hospitality for several years distributing sushi making machines and nigiri machine. After several trips to Japan, Andrew understanding the benefits of eating fish.

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  • LisaEirene

    I love fish. It’s one of my favorite proteins. Not only is it healthy, it’s simple and easy to prepare AND it’s low in calories. 
     
    I eat seafood probably 2x a week. Salmon is a staple in my house and we always have it on hand. I also try to eat shrimp or scallops another night that week. Seafood is just so rich in nutrients and if you’re trying to lose weight, or keep it off, a low calorie meal with seafood is perfect.