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26 Mar

How Eating Fish Can Strengthen Your Immune System

 

 

📷: Chef Jethro Vincent

 

If you’re looking to boost your immune system fast in this current climate, then you’d definitely want to go for a fish meal.

Fresh fish from the sea such as Norwegian Salmon, Red Snapper, Pompano, Tuna and Barramundi are rich in antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA which can decrease inflammation, protect your heart and your brain while decreasing the risks of cardiovascular diseases by improving the function of your cells that line the arteries. It can also reduce the risks of cancer and diabetes, improve neurological health and lowers blood pressure.

Omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy fats will increase the activity of white blood cells, which is basically our entire immune system, protecting you from infections from viruses and bacteria that can cause colds and flu. It also plays an important role in the production of compounds that regulate immunity in the body and help protect the body from damage from over-reacting to infections.

 

📷: Chef Daniel Medcalf

 

Fish also contains vitamins D and B2 (riboflavin), calcium and phosphorus and is a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Many health experts recommend eating fish at least once a week to get your recommended dose of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

You’d be happy to know that people who eat fish regularly have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease. Fatty acids in fish will also help in the development of the brain and the eyes and also boost brain health for those who are ageing. Studies have shown that people who eat fish often have a slower rate of mental decline and healthier gray matter – the part of the brain that regulates emotions and memory. Do keep in mind that the human body cannot produce fatty acids on its own, so we need to get our dose from the food that we eat.

It can also do wonders for those suffering from depression – more studies have shown that you’re less likely to feel depressed with a healthy diet that includes fish. The fatty acids in fish will improve the effectiveness of antidepressants.

One of our favourite reasons for eating fish is that it helps improve sleep quality. The high Vitamin D content in fish will make an impact in your body which will help you enjoy better sleep. Have salmon three times a week for best results and a great night’s sleep.

 

📷: Chef Daniel Medcalf

 

So if you’re looking to boost your immune system and increase your vitamins, minerals and Omega 3 intake, go ahead and dine on some Tuna, Barramundi, Red Snapper, Pompano and Salmon – fishes with the highest amount of Omega 3, vitamins and minerals in the ocean which are all available here with Bali Sustainable Seafood.

Other fresh seafood products available include Grouper, Squid, Prawns and Octopus.

Bali Sustainable Seafood was established in 2017 to provide high-quality seafood for a wide arrange of local businesses. All our seafood products are wild-caught and harvested using sustainable fishing methods. To purchase your fresh and sustainable seafood, simply click here.

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