Cape Hake

5 November 2020

Why You Should Include Cape Hake in Your Diet

With the increasing focus on healthy living, which includes regular exercise, minimising exposure to pollutants, and eating balanced naturally grown meals, including Cape hake in your diet makes sense.

The Cape hake lives in unpolluted waters surrounding the southern African coast. Wild-caught fresh Cape hake is processed on the Sea Harvest deep-sea freezer trawler, or gutted and headed at sea, with the processing done on shore at one of the company’s processing factories. You can benefit from all the goodness and health benefits of eating seafood and fish such as Cape hake.

But, with all the hype about health benefits associated with regularly eating fish, which you may have seen in the headlines of articles, let’s take a look at why eating fish is good for your health.

How Many Times a Week Should You Eat Fish?

Even if not everyone in your family is keen on eating fish regularly, your family can still benefit from consuming Cape hake if you include the lean protein in the meal plan just twice or three times a week. With the amazing range of recipes to be found on our Recipes page, you will not run out of meal ideas. Indeed, you can even download full recipe guides to have in your kitchen, ensuring that every fish dish is a masterpiece and loved by all family members.

According to the US National Institute of Health, a minimum of 2% of your daily calorie intake should be omega-3 fatty acids. How does this translate into portions? Well, it comes down to around 4 grammes of omega-3 fatty acids daily.

Eating Cape hake and other Sea Harvest fish and seafood products helps you to meet the required minimum daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Products range from hake fillets to fish fingers, oysters, prawn, seafood mix, and medallions. Whether you want to prepare a delicious gourmet meal with the Sea Harvest hake whiting steaks, or want to make tasty fish finger sliders for your kids, you will appreciate our wide range of easy-to-prepare fish and seafood products.

If you want the quick facts of why eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids is good for you, then consider these four benefits:

  • Excellent source of vitamin D
  • Improves brain development
  • Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improves general skin and hair condition

Source of Vitamin D

Fish is a good source of vitamin D, and vitamin D and calcium intake on a regular basis helps to prevent osteoporosis. Indeed, according to the US Institute of Medicine, you need a daily intake of vitamin D to ensure healthy bones. The recommendation is 600 IU for people up to the age of 70, and if older, it is 800 IU.

Brain Development

According to the Irish Food Board, as much as 60% of the brain fats are omega-3, with DHA being one of the main fats. DHA is found in fish, so if you eat Cape hake, you get a healthy dose of brain food. Also, according to the Irish Food Board, three quarters of the brain cells are already in place before birth, with the remainder forming before the child reaches one year. Omega-3 fatty acids are thus essential nutrients for pregnant women, to ensure healthy brain development of their babies.

Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer Society in the UK, there is supporting evidence to show that the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood and fish, such as Cape hake, can help to prevent or reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and the onslaught of dementia. This is so because the omega-3 fatty acids in fish reduce beta-amyloidal plaque in the brain.

Improves General Skin and Hair Condition

Fish oil helps to hydrate the skin and hair, as fish oil contains long chains of omega-3 fatty acids. You can thus reduce premature ageing effects from within, by eating seafood and fish, such as salmon, tuna, and Cape hake. Indeed, eating fish on a regular basis can also improve joint and eye health.

Where to Find Cape Hake?

Buy your Sea Harvest Cape Hake at any of the Sea Harvest retail outlets, and at any of the many major grocery stores in the country stocking the Sea Harvest brand.

DISCLAIMER: Sea Harvest is not making any health claims regarding the consumption of fish and seafood. The article merely reflects what has been published in the media about the benefits of regular fish and seafood consumption.

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