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Five Healthy Fish to Add to Your Diet

Anju M U
Anju M U
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Best fishes to eat

Fishes are very healthy as they contain good amount of nutrients, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Fishes play a vital role in improving metabolism, sleep quality, skin quality and ease inflammation. As we know that omega-3 fatty acids are essential for brain and heart health as it alleviates inflammation. 

It helps to lower the risks of heart diseases by 36 percent and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Eating fatty fishes at least two times a week gives benefits to the organs and body functions. However, the contaminants in the water bodies such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) released from our household and industries find their way to rivers and oceans and then to aquatic animals hence consuming them regularly might cause health issues to human.

This is why experts ask pregnant and breastfeeding woman and children to not have fishes with higher levels of mercury contamination such as shark, swordfish, tilefish, etc.   

Fishes with Healthy Acids  

Below we have mentioned a few fishes and its benefits;

Alaskan salmon 

Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet and it contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to reduce inflammation and blood pressure. It is a fish type widely available and significantly cheaper. For a healthy adult eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are being recommended for good health and salmon is included with these fatty acids.  

Mahi- mahi fish 

Mahi-mahi or common dolphin fish has a plenty of proteins, minerals, vitamins and 134 calories. It is a delicate, sweet flavored fish to eat.

Mackerel

Cheapest, tastiest and loveliest fish to eat Mackerel is rich in healthy fats. These fishes are good recipes for meals and lower mercury content Atlantic or smaller mackerel are better to opt.  

Cod 

The large and economically important marine fish is well- riches with phosphorus, niacin, and vitamin B-12. The healthiest fish have soft  flesh which gives unique taste.  

Rainbow trout 

Also called redband trout is a low mercury fish.  It has richest omega-3s content and one of the best types of fish can be eat in terms of environmental impact. 

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