Diet and nutrition

Seafood: the main benefits for body and mind

14/01/2016 seafood and omega 3 oil

 

More and more researches show that eating fish and shellfish regularly is beneficial to bodies and brain. Here are 8 great reasons to introduce a little more seafood into your diet.

 

  1. Benefits for heart

Seafood is low in saturated fat and high in omega-3 which protect the heart from disease and lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It’s no coincidence if the Inuit populations (great eater of fish) in the Artic have low levels of heart disease

 

  1. Clearing the vessels

Omega 3 oils in seafood improve the circulation and reduce the risk of thrombosis.

 

  1. Joint benefits

Recent research has shown how omega 3 fats and osteoarthritis are linked, suggesting that eating more seafood could help to prevent these kind of diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis.

 

  1. Eyes bright and healthy

Eating oil-rich fish can help the health of the eyes: according to a recent study, omega 3 fatty acids can help to protect the eyes from numerous diseases. Also, fish and shellfish contain retinol, a form of vitamin A which boost night vision.

 

  1. Protect your lungs

A number of studies have indicated that fish and shellfish may help to protect our lungs. Eating a lot of fish can also keep your lungs stronger and healthier as you age in comparison to those who don’t eat a lot of fish.

 

  1. Help skin to look great

Omega-3 oils help to protect the skin from the effects of the UV and help with some skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis too. Seafood is also rich in protein, which are an essential ingredient of collagen imperative for a flexible skin.

 

  1. Brighten your outlook

Seafood may also play a large part in preventing depression: research has shown links between low omega-3 levels and a higher risk of depression. Seafood could also help to avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and post-natal depression.

 

  1. Boost your brainpower

Human brain is made 60% in fat, with much of this are omega-3 fats: some researchers explains that maybe for this reason people who eat plenty of seafood are less likely to suffer dementia and memory problems in later life.

 

In particular, you can find Omega 3 oils in salmon, tuna and fish eggs. Do you know that a typical Italian winter lunch includes seafood recipes such as smoked salmon and spaghetti savored with fish eggs?

 

 

 

Source of data: Health benefits

 

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