Benefits of Eating Fish

13 December 2016

What are the Benefits of Eating Fish? 

We have all seen the article headlines in magazines and on blogs about the merits of including fish in our diets. We know it’s healthy and good for us, and that it forms part of a well-balanced diet for our families. But why is this so? What are the benefits of eating fish? If you’re finally ready to get to the bottom of why eating fish is good for your family, then we have the answers right here.

The world has known that fish is a great source of lean protein and nutrients, but a slew of new research uncovered even more amazing reasons to go the fish way. With its reputation for being low-calorie, high-protein “brain food”, thanks to the long strands of polyunsaturated essential omega-3 fatty acids, it should form an essential part of every modern person’s diet. The human body is unable to naturally produce omega-3s, and they are needed for a health body, inside and out.

Even though the strong link between omega-3s and health has been long known, numerous new students present even more evidence that fish high in fatty acids is crucial for achieving total-body wellness. The good news for those who aren’t particular fans of fish is that research indicates adding fish to your diet only once or twice a week can be enough to reap the benefits. But who doesn’t like a fish dish, right?

What is the Daily Recommended Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

The US National Institute of Health recommends that people consume at least 2% of their total daily calories as omega-3 fatty acids. Put simply, this equates to roughly 4 grammes each day. Salmon is one of the highest natural sources of omega-3s, but there are many other types of fish that contain high levels too, including hake, tuna, and sardines. Here is the cheat sheet of benefits of eating fish for an easy take-away:

  • Eases depression;
  • Improves skin and hair;
  • Prevents heart disease;
  • High-dose source of vitamin D;
  • Reduces Alzheimer’s risk; and
  • Boosts brain development, among many other benefits.

Sea Harvest Makes Incorporating the Benefits of Eating Fish Easy

Our extensive list of products make it fun, easy, and tasty to include fish in your family’s everyday diet. We know what our customers love, and we specialise in delivering it to them in easy-to-cook, beautifully packaged and sustainably harvested products. Some of the many products in our stable include:

  • Baby hake;
  • Hake fillets;
  • Hake medallions;
  • Chunky hake fillets; and
  • Cape whiting steaks, among others.

We’ve been revolutionising the South African fishing industry since 1964, and have become a household name all over the world. Today, we process over 40 000 tons of Cape capensis every year. Let us help you introduce omega-3 fatty acids to your family’s diet in a fun, tasty, and convenient way. There are so many fun fish recipes you can try out and find new ways of introducing the great benefits of eating fish to your family. Keep an eye out in your local supermarket for our delicious products and look forward to delicious fish dishes.

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