The large amount of unsaturated fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals make fish the most qualified food and where the consumption contributes to a heart health  and blood vessels.

When we talk about fish, it isn’t true that the more expensive one have to be with a better quality. The beneficial fatty acids that are essential for our health are commonly found in cheaper ones, blue fish such as sardine.

A thousand years ago, fish has been consumed worldwide. Fishing has been important activity since prehistoric times, appreciated by the old people, Egyptians, Chinese and Romans. For example, fondness for fish the ancient Chinese documented with the oldest recipe for preparing marinated and flavored carp dating from 1300 BC.

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How much fish do we eat?

If you want to keep your heart healthy, you should consume fish at least twice a week per 0.4 pounds. It’s recommended at least one portion of oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, because they contain the most beneficial essential fatty acids.

The above recommendations are growing from year to year. The annual consumption of fish in the recent years has grown globally. According to some forecasts, we’ll expect stabilization when we’ll reach an annual amount of 80 to 120 pounds of fish per capita.

The daily intake of 250 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids is enough to significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Nutritionists tell that the consumption of fish twice a week, will make a significant contribution to improving overall health.

The health benefits of fish consumption

People who regularly eat fish, reduce the risk of brain stroke, depression and mental collapse that is associated with aging. But far greater benefit is for the health of the heart and the blood vessels. A study by Harvard University have shown that regular intake of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 36%.

Many scientific studies indicate that regular intake of fish during pregnancy and breastfeeding contributes to better mother and child health. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially important for the cognitive abilities of the children and the prevention of cardiovascular, cancer and chronic inflammatory processes.

Adults are those who have incredible benefits from fish. Scientists from Northeastern University have shown that individuals in older age who consume fish, have higher bone density than people of same age. Woman in postmenopausal who regularly eat baked or boiled fish, have 30% lower risk of heart stoppages than women who eat fish sometimes or never.

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