This is the time of year where the menu selections are packed full of fish entrees. Whether you are a regular fish eater or only indulge during Lent, there are lots of health benefits to consuming fish regularly.
- Improves Concentration – Omega-3 fatty acids provide nutrients that help with learning and concentration. Additionally people who eat at least one meal of fish per week are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease versus those who never ate fish.
- Weight Loss – With the low fat content and high protein source, fish makes the perfect food to add to your weight loss meals. It is filled with vitamins like riboflavin (B2) which helps you metabolize amino acids, fatty acids and carbohydrates.
- Bone Strength – The vitamin D in fish helps absorb calcium keeping your bones strong. Additionally fish is full of calcium and phosphorus and is a fantastic source of minerals like zinc, iron, iodine, magnesium and potassium.
- Balanced Sugar Level – The high protein in fish helps regulate the blood sugar levels and makes this a great choice for diabetics. It is a low calorie, low carb food that helps you lose weight and maintain a balanced blood glucose level.
- Anti-Aging – Eating fish has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, depression and mental decline due to aging.