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Fish And Health

If you are worry about the risk of heart disease, eat two Fish meals per week can reduce the risk of death from heart attack by a third or more.

Doctors have discovered long ago that Omega-3 acids which are in fish, help to reduce the risk of heart disease death.

Therefore, for many years the American Heart Association recommendation to eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week.

What are Omega 3 fatty acids? And why is it useful to heart?
Fish contains unsaturated fatty acids, which when replacing saturated fatty acids such as those found in meat, it may reduce cholesterol. However, the most important key nutrients and most useful in fish may be the Omega-3 fatty acids. The Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are believed to relieve irritation and inflammation throughout the body. The occurrence of inflammation in the body can harm blood vessels and lead to heart disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the level of triglycerides, high blood pressure and reduce blood clotting, and enhance the body's immunity and improve arthritis symptoms. For children, Omega-3 improves the ability to learn. That eating two meals of fish a week, fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, appears to reduce the risk of heart disease, especially sudden death to heart.

Do fish types play a role in getting the benefits of Omega 3?
The fatty fish, such as SALMON and HERRING, and less fatty TUNA, contain a higher percentage of Omega-3 fatty acids, and therefore provides the most benefit when ingested. Many types of seafood contain small amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids. Salmon Most freshwater fish have less Omega-3 fatty acids than those found in saltwater fish. Some types of TROUT in fresh waters contain relatively high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.

You should avoid some types of fish?
Some types of fish, such as TILAPIA and CATFISH seem not providing health benefits for the heart because it contains higher levels of unhealthy fatty acids.

How it was cooked?
Keep in mind that eating any kind of fish can be unhealthy depending on how it is set up. For example, a grilled fish or roast oven is healthier than fried fish.

Some researchers have concerns about eating fish produced in fish farms rather than caught wild fish. Researchers believe that antibiotics, pesticides and other chemicals used in the breeding of farmed fish may have adverse effects on people who eat these fish.

What is the amount of fish that should be eaten to get the benefits of Omega 3?
For adults, it is recommended to eat two meals of fish rich in omega 3 a week at least. The recommended amount per share is about 85 grams, equivalent to the size of the stacks of playing cards. Women who are pregnant or who plan to get pregnant, and children under 12 years of age to reduce the amount of fish they eat because they are more susceptible to the adverse effects which may result from toxic substances found in fish.