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6 Amazing Health Benefits of Seafood

Thursday, August 11, 2016 : 10:52 AM

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Seafood

1. Great for your heart

Fish (especially oily fish) is low in saturated fat and high in Omega 3, the perfect combination for lowering cholesterol. Eating oily fish can help to lower the chances of heart disease. Omega 3 fats also contain natural anti-oxidants which stop the hardening and damaging of the artery wall. Oily fish is an amazing way to keep your heart strong and healthy. 

2. Boost your Brainpower

The human brain is 60% fat, and much of this is Omega 3 fat DHA. Omega 3 has been proven to have brain boosting power. Some studies even suggest that eating lots of fish throughout your life can help to reduce the risk of dementia.

 3. Beautiful Skin

Fish is a rich source of protein- an essential ingredient of collagen which helps to keep skin firm and smooth. Omega 3 fats help the skin to protect itself from harmful UV rays, a cause of aging skin.

 4. Helps to keep you happy.

Studies have linked low levels of Omega 3 to a higher risk of depression. Countries with fish-rich diets, such as Japan, have low levels of depression. Eating fish can help to keep Omega 3 levels high and reduce your chances of being affected by depression.

 5. Keep your joints strong

Including fish as a regular part of a balanced diet has been shown to help the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Eating at least 2 portions of fish a week is a great way to keep levels of Omega 3 high and healthy.

 6. See in the dark! (almost)

Fish and shellfish are rich in a form of Vitamin A that is easily absorbed by the body, helping to boost night vision. Omega 3 can also help to prevent and improve the sight of those who are suffering with AMD (age-related muscular degeneration).


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