Want a Strong Healthier Heart? Eat This!

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By Hot Health September 6, 2016 22:37

Want a Strong Healthier Heart? Eat This!

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Benefits of Eating Fish for your Heart

If fish is not a regular part of your diet, do your heart a favor and start consuming it. With the type of life style that dictates the lives of people today, developing a heart disease is not that uncommon. While heart disease is something you need to be very careful for, there are small things you can do to make your heart healthy again. Doctors have been recommending fish to heart patients for quite some time now. They tend to believe that consuming fish at least twice a month can be really healthy for your heart.

 

Why is fish good for your heart?

Fish is rich in unsaturated fatty acids which can potentially reduce your cholesterol. But that is not the prime reason why doctors recommend fish for your heart health. Fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are believed to reduce inflammation (that can damage your blood vessels and lead to strokes) throughout the body. Apart from that, Omega 3 can potentially reduce the blood pressure, blood clotting, and lower the risk of heart failure and irregular heart beat by decreasing triglycerides. Consumption of fish rich in Omega 3 at least twice a week can curtail the chances of sudden cardiac arrest.

 

What kind of fish should you eat?

Salmon, herring, tuna, lake trout, mackerel and sardines are some of the fish highly rich in Omega 3. Other than that, most seafood is also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acid.

 

What kind of fish should you avoid?

While fish on a general scale is pro heart health, there are some types of fish which are rich in saturated fatty acids and should therefore be avoided. Catfish and Tilapia are the fish that fall in this category. However, it is not that these fish should be avoided at all costs. The method of preparation is what plays an important role in the suitability of a fish for consumption. Any fish that has been baked or broiled is far healthier than the one that has been deep fried.

Another factor that may affect the suitability of fish for consumption is the way it has been produced. Many researchers are of the belief that farm-produced fish is unhealthier than the one caught in the wild. This is because the pesticides, antibiotics, and other chemicals that are used in the farms reduce their quality. But this observation contradicts with the fact that fish like salmon, trout, and sea brass are healthier when produced in the farm as opposed to the one found in the wild.

 

How much should you consume?

For an average adult, at least two servings of fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acid per week should be enough. For women who are eating for two or wish to eat for two soon should limit the consumption of fish. But consuming a little every once in a while can in fact be healthy for them and the baby. Many doctors believe that two fish meals a week is all that is needed for a healthy heart.

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By Hot Health September 6, 2016 22:37
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