Four healthy reasons to eat seafood

Last Updated: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 23:50

Zee Media Bureau\Philaso G Kaping

Many researchers have shown that seafood, especially fatty fish, can be good for your overall health. It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and vitamins.

Healthy heart

Scientists have long ago noticed that the Inuits have low levels of heart disease since they depend mostly on seafood for sustenance and research over the years have proved this to be true. A recent research revealed that including one portion of seafood in your weekly diet may halve the chances of suffering a heart attack as more omega-3 help lower the amount of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

Sharp brain

Oily fish also helps to support brain and nerve function thereby lowering the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Flexible joint

Fish oil is known to reduce inflammation and help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases.

Boost immunity

Seafood is packed with minerals like zinc, iodine and selenium. They help in the smooth running of the body, control growth and metabolism and help prevent diseases like cancer. Vitamins in seafood also help to keep the skin and eyesight healthy and help strengthen bones and teeth.




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