You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Amazing Health Benefits Of Eating Fish Amazing Health Benefits Of Eating Fish Jennifer Pallian / Unsplash by Marlene Affeld January 25, 2018, 11:38 am Packed full of high-quality protein and low in saturated fats, fresh fish is an exceptional source of omega-3 fatty acids and essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin D, B2, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, and iodine. Extensive medical research studies support the American Heart Association’s recommendation of eating fish twice per week as part of a “Heart Healthy” diet that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or stroke. … slammin' . citrus and herb-roasted salmon recipe @thedelicious A post shared by Sarah (@thedelicious) on Jan 8, 2018 at 12:52pm PST Fish is also good for your brain. In a recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers report that consuming moderate amounts of seafood is linked with a reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study indicated that persons who eat fish on a weekly basis have more brain grey matter, which helps to reduce deterioration and shrinking of brain cells that lead to complications and problems with brain function. The Importance Of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the maintenance of good health and the prevention of disease. Omega-3 fatty acids help to preserve heart health by lowering blood pressure, preventing abnormal heart rhythm, heart attacks, strokes, and death. These vital fatty acids also support healthy brain function and may help decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, depression, dementia, and diabetes. They also help build strong bones, hair, and nails, and support a healthy immune system. My lunch ???#omega3 #avocado #insalata #salemarinointegrale #olioevo #paleovegan #paleolifestyle #paleovegetarian #pescovegetariano #food #freshfish A post shared by Dr.ssa Rita Meloni ? (@genutrixdiet) on Jan 12, 2018 at 3:46am PST Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for optimum infant development of nerves and vision during pregnancy. Research studies also indicate that omega-3 fatty acids can help relieve and prevent inflammation and lower the risk of arthritis. Participants in these studies reported a reduction in pain and morning stiffness, a lower dependency on anti-inflammatory drugs to control symptoms, and a decrease in the swelling of inflamed joints. Happy Friday!!! I totally channeled my inner @sara.haven last night with this dinner ? I made seared scallops with mashed cauliflower, sautéed spinach, and cherry tomatoes (and a little parmesan) and hoooooly moly was it tasty. I’m not a huge seafood person but I’ve really been trying to incorporate more of it (gotta get those omega-3’s, man) so I bought and cooked scallops for the first time ever! I couldn’t believe how quick and easy they were to make, not to mention how fabulous they tasted. Even my boyfriend, a somewhat skeptical healthy eater, finished every last morsel on his plate. This meal will definitely be on repeat in our house for the foreseeable future ? A post shared by REAL FOOD LOVER ♡ (@nutmilkshawty) on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:06am PST However, our bodies do not produce omega-3 fatty acids, and we must obtain them from the food we consume. The good news is that omega-3 fatty acids are found in every kind of fish, both freshwater and saltwater varieties with the highest concentration in fatty fish. Related Post: How To Build A Fish Farming Pond Eat a variety of fish. Good choices include tuna, salmon, trout, canned mackerel, herring, and sardines. Read on to learn more about the impressive health benefits of fish, ways to properly cook fish, and some tasty fish recipes to try out. Awesome Ahi Tuna To Tantalize Your Taste Buds Found in pelagic waters of subtropical and tropical oceans worldwide, yellow-fin tuna, often marketed as ahi, from the Hawaiian word ‘ahi’, may seem somewhat expensive compared to other fresh fish at the market. Ahi! #sushi #fish #ahituna #tuna #food #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #healthychoices #restaurant #ahi #lunch #dogfriendlypatio A post shared by Judi Bumstead (@judibumstead) on Jan 7, 2018 at 8:20pm PST However, once you have experienced the incredible flavor and texture, you will have to agree that the price is justified. You will savor each exquisite bite. Nutritional Value Of Ahi Tuna Loaded with protein, six ounces of ahi offers nearly 41.5 grams of protein – more than 90 percent of the daily protein needs of women and 74 percent of the daily protein requirement for men. As our bodies digest the protein in tuna, individual amino acids are generated. The body then uses these amino acids to manufacture crucial hormones and enzymes that regulate cell function as well as proteins needed for tissue strength. A 6-ounce serving of ahi tuna provides 154 micrograms (three times the daily requirement) of selenium that helps control new cell growth and maintains healthy blood vessel function. Grilled Marinated Filet Mignon Of Ahi Tuna With Japanese Eggplant Ingredients 2 10-ounce ahi tuna steaks – cut 2 inches thick 2 garlic cloves ½ cup peanut oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup tahini 1 bunch of cilantro salt and pepper to taste 10 Japanese eggplants – sliced in half lengthwise ½ cup toasted sesame seeds Instructions Wash and separate the tender cilantro leaves from the stems. Discard stems (they cause bitterness). Place cilantro leaves, garlic cloves, lemon juice, peanut oil, tahini, and salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend for a couple of minutes. Place ahi steaks in a shallow enamel or glass pan, pour over the marinade; cover and marinate for 1 hour. Sear tuna on high heat, grilling until cooked to taste. Salt and pepper the eggplant and grill. Japanese eggplants, tasty and tender when about 3 inches long, can be found at specialty and local markets. Place ahi tuna steaks on heated platters, sprinkle ahi liberally with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with grilled eggplant slices, serves 2. Savory Salmon Salmon receives high praise for its extra wallop of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s no wonder that salmon aquaculture is the busiest food production system in the world. Many different types of salmon species inhabit the waters of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and are savored by cultures worldwide. Nutritional Value Of Salmon Both medical practitioners and nutritional counselors alike agree that increasing our consumption of fatty fish, rich in omega-3, significantly decreases the health risk of not only cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but it’s also useful in maintaining weight loss and a normal range of body mass. Jennifer Pallian / Unsplash Dietary intake of salmon also helps support healthy cholesterol levels. Providing lots of protein but little saturated fat, salmon is an ideal alternative to beef or chicken. Salmon Croquettes In my grandmother’s kitchen on the family homestead, something tasty was always simmering on the back of the cook stove, sizzling on the grill, or browning in the wood-fired oven. Salmon, which can be baked, fried, smoked, or grilled, was plentiful. Grandma Ida’s salmon croquettes remain a family favorite. Ingredients 2 canned filets of Pacific salmon 3 farm-fresh eggs 2 scallions, minced 1 cup crushed saltine crackers 2 tablespoons finely diced celery salt and fresh ground pepper to taste vegetable oil for cooking Directions Mix all of the ingredients except cooking oil together in a large mixing bowl. Form mixture into small patties and roll in additional crushed saltines. Fry in oil until golden brown; approximately 3 minutes for each side. one of our favorite savory recipes, from Adam's Bubbie! Fresh salmon croquettes ? – – – – – #homemade #homecooking #fromscratch #fromscratchcooking #familyrecipe #familyrecipes #salmon #salmoncroquettes A post shared by Adam & Rachel (@nomsbythenadlers) on Jan 6, 2018 at 7:46pm PST Serve with slices of fresh lemon and sprigs of fresh parsley. Grandmother always complimented her salmon croquettes with a side dish of creamed potatoes and garden peas. Healthy Herring Presenting soft and palatable flesh, a delicate flavor, and a broad assortment of important omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and protein, herring is a healthy addition to the diet. Harvey’s Herring Pate Ingredients 2 cans water packed herring, drained 1 teaspoon fresh or dried dill weed 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon freshly ground or prepared horseradish ⅓ cup sour cream or non-fat yogurt ½ cup creamed cheese ½ cup celery, finely diced ⅓ cup green onions, finely chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely minced Directions Place all ingredients, except parsley, in a food blender and process until creamy. Place in a bowl and fold in minced parsley. Chill to blend flavors. Serve on toast points or crackers. Herring is complemented by a chilled glass of a light white wine. Tasty Trout If you’re an avid freshwater fly fishing enthusiast like myself, you already know there is nothing finer than freshly caught cutthroat trout, lightly floured and fried with butter or bacon drippings over an open fire. Trout + quinoa for the win. Thanks for the delicious dinner babe. A post shared by Kymberly Janelle (@lifewithkymberlyjanelle) on Jun 25, 2016 at 6:15pm PDT Serve with golden brown fried potatoes, crusty sourdough bread, butter, sliced tomatoes, and green onions. You’ll have a meal fit for a king. Nutritional Value Of Trout Trout is an excellent source of phosphorous, one of the most abundant minerals in the body, second only to calcium. Together, phosphorus and calcium work to maintain the integrity of teeth and bones, which contain as much as 85 percent of the phosphorus found in the human body. Protein, essential to human survival, provides the building blocks for smooth skin, hair, nails, muscles, and cartilage. For optimum health, health experts recommend men get at least 56 grams of protein per day; women require 46 grams of protein or more. Just three ounces of trout supplies 19 grams of protein making it an excellent alternative to pork, chicken, or beef. Trout can be fried, broiled, baked or grilled. Serve with a squeeze of lemon to release the flavor of the fish. Mouthwatering Mackerel One of the health benefits of eating an oily fish such as mackerel is that the fish is an excellent source of selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Consuming oily fish as a regular part of a balanced diet helps provide protection against age-related vision loss, prostate cancer, heart disease and dementia. Mackerel, a somewhat oily fish with a strong flavor, pairs well with boldly seasoned sauces or glazes. Try seasoning with Gochujang chili paste, a favorite in South Korea, or a brown sugar teriyaki pineapple sauce. My favorite dinner!!! It’s something that I used to make for myself in college on cold nights. It’s boiled potatoes served with butter, salt and dill and I topped it with some mackerel that was pickled with some onions – I know it sounds different, but trust me once you try it, you’ll want more ❤️❤️❤️ #mackereldinner #pickledmackerel #silyodka #potatoeswithdill #potatoes #dill #butter #pickledonions #collegedinner #dinneronthecheap #cheapdinner #easydinner #instagramfood #feedfeed #bonappetit #weirdfood #collegefood #kartoshka A post shared by Elena (@the.food.nook) on Dec 1, 2017 at 5:18pm PST Experiment with your favorite recipe for a sweet and spicy honey-based glaze. Mackerel can be broiled, baked, poached, grilled, or smoked. Smoked mackerel is especially tasty in a salad of fresh greens, sprouts, and crispy wonton chips complimented by a tangy mango and poppyseed creamed salad dressing. Mackerel, which goes by the name of bangada in Hindi, is a favorite fish, widely consumed in India. Bangada curry is an exceptionally tasty dish: hot, spicy, and lip-smacking delicious. I warn you, if you like a little spice in your life, mackerel curry (Bangada) is addictive. References Health Benefits of Seafood, Washington State Department of Health US Seafood Health, Fish Watch 7 Things To Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids, National Center Complementary And Integrative Health A fish a day, keeps the cardiologist away! – A review of the effect of omega-3 fatty acids in the cardiovascular system, US National Library of Medicine Is Ahi Tuna Good for You?, Livestrong See more Previous article Natural Anti-Fungal Next article Everything Basil Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.