The most common edible fish in Israel are salmon, cod, tuna, trout, mackerel, carp, and tilapia. Including them regularly in your nutritional menu will raise your vitamin and mineral intake, as well as vital fatty acids, and other important nutritional components, such as protein and iodine. Following are a few helpful hints for proper consumption of fresh fish:
- It is recommended to eat fresh fish two to three times a week, or at least 200 grams, although there is nothing to prevent you from eating fish every day.
- Fish rich in Omega 3 are salmon, sole, tuna, sardines, grouper, and cod.
- Omega 3 fatty acid is known to reduce blood pressure, reduce problems with arrhythmias of the heart, and prevent blood clotting. Thus, fresh fish consumption contributes significantly to maintaining a healthy heart.
- Fish consumption for children contributes to preventing the development of asthma. One serving of fish a week is enough for a child.
- Eating fish can reduce the risks of developing malignant growths by 50%, and helps in preventing the development of diabetes.
- Fresh fish consumption helps prevent various kinds of inflammations, including arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and psoriasis.
- A diet rich with fish is low calorie, yet includes vital fatty acids that protect and even improve the health of your hair and skin, and prevent hair loss and dryness.
- Fish consumption once a week for the mature population helps to protect the gray cells and thereby reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- Fish consumption is good for your vision and helps with the development of the retina. Babies nursing from mothers who eat fish will have a high probability of developing sharp vision.
- Fish contain antidepressant substances and therefore are especially suited to mothers coping with postpartum depression.
*Waiver: Please note that we are pleased to summarize and present general health and nutritional information regarding the benefits of fish as a major component of your diet, however, this should in no way be considered medical advice nor replacement for consultation with a doctor.
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