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Seafood diet, a healthier choice

24 January 2014 Email This Post Email This Post Print This Post Print This Post

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Do you want a healthier body? Start adding seafood to you diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to have many great benefits when it comes to our body health.
This acids are med up of EPA:(eicosapentaenoic acid)-primary value is strong anti-inflammatory effect, immune enhancement, and cardiovascular health; DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)-essential for brain function, visual acuity, and signal transmissions and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)-similar functions of EPA and DHA.
Heart. Studies discovered that population that ate large amounts of seafood presented extremely low or inexistent levels heart disease. Japanese, Scandinavians, Dutch, Sardinians and those Americans who regularly eat seafood have low rates of heart attacks.

EPA and DHA omega-3s may help the heart to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Keep a normal heart rhythm
  • Ease red blood cells sliding through closing arteries
  • Reduce chance of stroke
  • Relax the walls of the blood vessels

Serving at least 2-3 ounces of seafood per week reduces the major risk factors for heart attack: high blood cholesterol, excessive weight and high blood pressure.

diabetes. When following a weight loss programs it is recommended to include in your diet fish rich in omega-3 in order to achieve a better control over blood sugar and cholesterol. Polyunsaturated fats may protect against Type e2 diabetes.

Alzheimer’s. Elderly people who ate more fish high in omega-3s had better mental function due to anti-inflammatory characteristics of omega-3.

Weight Loss. Seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon, mackerel, and herring) are more filling and aid weight loss increasing the level of a hunger fighting hormone called peptide YY.

Cancer. Eating seafood rich in omega-3s may prevent cancer:

  • interfering with tumor growth
  • helping healthy cells resist damage from tumor–producing cells
  • inhibiting the spread of the tumor throughout the body

Depression. Omega-3 fatty acids may have therapeutic value in the treatment of: depression

  • post-partum depression
  • stress
  • schizophrenia
  • attention deficit hyperactive disorder
  • manic depressive (bipolar disorder)

Infant Health. A pregnant woman needs extra omega-3 fatty acids because the rapidly growing brain of her fetus uses omega-3s from her body. In 3-4 weeks after conception, omega-3 fat is used by the fetus for building brain tissue, for nerve growth, and development of the eye’s retina. Eating generous amounts of seafood reduces incidence of premature birth and increases birth weight.

Stay healthy!


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