Source of Nutrients
Fish are an excellent source of lean protein and contain good levels of
important nutrients including selenium, magnesium, vitamins B12, B6 and B3
and omega 3.
Oily Fish & Omega 3
Oily fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, herring, trout) in particular
contain excellent levels of omega 3 fatty acids. These nutrients are vital for
our health and have numerous benefits including reducing depression,
balancing hormones, reducing inflammation, reducing blood pressure and
cholesterol levels, and improving behavioural problems in children.
Research has shown that it is important to consume oily fish on a regular
basis. A study in Japan found that those people who consumed oily fish on a
daily basis had a significantly greater reduction in the risk of coronary artery
disease compared to just eating fish a couple of times a week. Those
participants with the highest intake of omega 3s had a 65% reduction in risk of
heart attack than those with the lowest intake.
Whilst I wouldn’t advocate eating oily fish every day, I think most of us would
benefit from eating it more frequently – three to four times a week would be
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