Would you rather have fish or beef?
How about fish and pork? Well, if you are the betting kind, place your odds
on fish. Indeed, fish is deemed more healthful when it comes to nutrition and
here are some reasons why it is thought as such. Of course, these observations
are not always validated by medical science. Nonetheless, here are some startling
observations that may serve as food for thought when eating your favorite fish
Eating fish may actually&
Lower the rate at which the
liver manufactures fat.
Reduce the tendency of blood
Repair the arteries damaged
by lack of oxygen owing to fatty deposits.
Lower blood pressure.
Lower the risk of oral and digestive
tract cancer by as much as 40 percent, and esophageal cancer by as much as
Inhibit tumor growth.
Prove beneficial to rheumatoid
arthritis. Fish oil is thought to lower joint swelling, ease morning stiffness
and lessen fatigue in people.
Help block breast cancer, since
the omega-3 fatty acid in fish boosts the immune system's ability to respond
to developing tumors.
Besides the above health benefits,
eating fish may also provide one with vitamins and minerals essential for health.
These include Vitamin A and D. vitamins in B group like nicotinic acid; and
Vitamin C (which is largely lost in cooking) are also present in fish. Likewise,
iodine, phosphorus, calcium and copper are found in fish and other seafood.