If there is one food item which needs to be included in your daily diet, it should be fish. This bounty from the sea is highly nutritious. Fish meat is an excellent protein source, which has fewer calories than beef, pork or chicken.
The one thing which sets fish apart from all other protein sources is that it contains a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids. Here’s a quick look at the Omega-3 content of different types of fish.
For every 3-ounce serving, Atlantic salmon contains 1.8 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids. White tuna contains 0.7 grams, scallops have 0.3 grams, crabs have 0.5 grams, an Atlantic cod has 0.1 grams while catfish has 0.2 grams of Omega-3.
As you very well know, Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to a better heart rhythm. It also helps reduce the risks of heart disease, promotes better vision and better brain function, and helps prevent macular degeneration. In addition, fish and other seafoods contain selenium, calcium, zinc, iron and antioxidants which help boost the immune system.
The wide array of health benefits provided by fish definitely puts another meaning to the catchphrase “something fishy“.