Publisher: Carol Sechriest
Gadget Name: Why Is Everyone So Sick?
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Through a series of articles, we will explore what has happened in the last century and how you (and your family) can avoid being another victim of a chronic disease.
|FISH IS GOOD FOR US||Published: 03/08/09|
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Fish is good for us and so it is recommended hat we eat a lot more of it. We should eat at least two portions of fish (fresh, frozen or canned) a week, at least one of which should be an oily fish. ‘Oily’ fish include mackerel, salmon, pilchards, herring, trout, sardines and fresh (but not canned) tuna. Both white fish - such as cod, haddock, monkfish, etc - and oily fish are excellent sources of protein, vitamins and minerals, but oily fish is particularly nutritious. White fish is mostly water and protein. Oily fish is completely different. It has a higher fat content - higher than some meats - but a much different fat than that found in meat.
Oily fish’s ‘secret weapon’ is a fatty acid called omega-3. Some studies suggest that omega-3 can help prevent heart disease, improve IQ, improve immune function, may help improve symptoms of arthritis, and can help with certain skin problems. Other studies suggest that omega-3 can help dyslexia sufferers, lower re-offending rates of young offenders and help alleviate depression, although it should be said that there's little concensus among scientists on the benefits of omega-3. The fish with the most omega-3 is mackerel, which has the highest fat content of any oily fish, with up to 30g of fat per 100g, of which omega-3 comprises five per cent.
However, oily fish has its negative aspects, too. Compared to other species, oily fish tend to be higher up in the food chain, which means that contaminants such as mercury, dioxins and PCBs in the marine ecosystem can build up in their flesh.
It is recommended therefore that upper limits for consumption of oily fish is girls and women who might have a baby one day, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, can eat up to two portions of oily fish a week. Other women, men and boys, can eat up to four portions of oily fish a week. In addition, marlin, shark and swordfish are not recommended for consumption by boys or girls under 16 or by pregnant women or women who may become pregnant in future.
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