The secret to having a longer and healthier life might be as simple as having your favourite bowl of fish soup regularly.
Eating fish can do more than improve the quality of your life. Turns out, regular consumption of fish can extend your life. A panel of nutritional advisors reveal in the American Heart Association’s Journal, Circulation, that eating fish at least twice a week goes a long way in protecting your most important organ — the heart.
Fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids promote a strong and robust cardiovascular system that reduce your risk of heart disease and cardiac arrest. Additionally, researchers from Harvard University’s School of Public Health conducted a study on more than 2000 older adults and found that people who had a higher level of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood lived an average of 2.2 years longer than those who did not consume fish regularly.
To maintain exceptional heart health, it is best to eat at least 200g of fish every week.
Before you munch on a bag of fried salmon skin for the sake of good heart health, be warned that not all varieties of fish provide you with its beneficial fatty acids. Research conducted at the University of Hawaii concluded that adults benefit more from baked or boiled fish than fried, salted or dried variations. You can bet on oily fish like fresh salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring and tuna to get in your weekly dose of omega-3 fatty acids.
In order to maximise the health benefits of fish, slowly start replacing the red meat in your diet with these rich seafood picks. Red meat that is high in saturated fat clogs our arteries overtime, but fatty fish enriches your heart with loads of healthy fat for improved cardiovascular health.