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When To Eat Fish

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Fish is one of the most commonly consumed non-vegetrain food all across the world. Despite of this huge popularity, there are people who usually get confused about when to eat fish. So, here is a detailed guide on when, where and how to eat fish. First of all, start with when should we eat fish?





When To Eat Fish

Do you love to eat fish? Well, here is good news if you really love this food. Recent studies reveal that consuming fish at least once a week, especially cold-water species high in omega-3 fatty acids, reduces the risk of heart problems dramatically. So, basically you must include fish and fish related dishes in your diet once a week. 

Although, fish can be eaten anytime throughout the day, some of the fish meal times are lunch and dinner. Also, there is a section of people who love to eat fish in the morning. But, scientifically speaking, fish should be avoided during breakfast as it is too heavy for a breakfast, which is supposed to be light. 


Benefits of Eating Fish

Fish is rich in various nutrients like vitamins, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and minerals. And all these nutrients can help in reducing different problems related to memory loss, PMS, cardiovascular functions, stroke, and colon cancer. Fish and shellfish are an important part of a well balanced diet.

According to Dana Reed, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, "Fish are excellent sources of protein, vitamin B, vitamin D, trace minerals, and essential omega- 3 fatty acids, which are lacking in most diets. Some fish are richer sources of omega 3 than others, and these are generally also richer in vitamin D. Much like fish, shrimp has a lot of same nutritional value. It's not one of the highest in omega 3 fats, but it's not bad. Shrimp are low in calories compared to the amount of protein that you get.


Common Fish Types

Some of the common fish types that are extremely rich in omega-3s, low in environmental contaminants and eco-friendly are mentioned below:

  • wild salmon from Alaska (fresh, frozen and canned),
  • Arctic char,
  • Atlantic mackerel,
  • sardines,
  • sablefish,
  • anchovies
  • farmed oysters
  • farmed rainbow trout and
  • albacore tuna from the U.S. and Canada.

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