Incorporating fish into dietary habits
If we observe our young generation's eating habits, we may see that they consume less fish. Most of them prefer junk foods and sugary beverages. However, they prefer to eat meat instead of fish. Some do not like fish because of their bones. Consequently, they lack the nutrients in fish and face complications.
Fish has protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for normal brain development in unborn babies and infants. FAO's fisheries and aquaculture report 2018 says 150g of fish provides 50 to 60% of an adult's daily protein. Fish contains A, D, B12, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and iodine. The undervalued fish parts –the head, viscera and backbone – are high in micronutrients.
The many benefits of eating fish include:
• Helping to avoid heart diseases and hypertension
• Helping to lower the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
• Reducing the tendency for increased blood clotting
• Decreasing the risk of cancer
• Benefitting the immune system
• Boosting brain health.
Fish is among the healthiest foods on the planet that plays critical role in maintaining a robust health.