Consumption of oily fish: What are its benefits?

Oily fish, also known as fatty fish, is a key part of our diet thanks to the numerous benefits it provides us with. In particular, because it is one of the most important sources of omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, its consumption provides us with an optimal protein content of high biological value.

Nutritional properties

Apart from being rich in polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3, oily fish contains valuable vitamins A and D. For these reasons, health professionals believe that oily fish should be consumed at least two to three times a week.
It is worth mentioning that although they have 5 to 10% of fat, oily fish do not provide a large number of calories. Therefore, consumption of this food can be a good option for those looking to maintain their body weight.

Oily fish: Benefits associated with its consumption

Experts believe that frequent consumption of oily fish could help maintain stable blood pressure and reduce deaths associated with heart problems.
The high omega-3 content of oily fish stimulates an increase in HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). At the same time, it contributes to the reduction of LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol. This reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Oily fish are powerful antioxidants

The antioxidant property, related to the frequent consumption of oily fish, is another of the great benefits that this food provides us with. Its antioxidant power is essential for preventing the ageing of our body's cells. It is also key to the prevention of cardiovascular system disorders and inflammatory diseases.

An important source of vitamins

Another of the benefits associated with the consumption of oily fish is its considerable vitamin content. Apart from being an excellent source of vitamins A and D, it provides us with good levels of vitamin E. In fact, sardines are one of the oily fish with the highest vitamin E content. On the other hand, this type of fish also provides us with an important vitamin B12 content.

They have a high mineral content

Oily fish is an excellent source of potassium. In addition, experts say that sardines have much more iodine than meat. At the same time, consumption of this fish is recommended for those who wish to increase their phosphorus and calcium levels.
Some of the blue fish you can find in our online shop are anchovies, mackerel, swordfish, salmon, tuna, herring, horse mackerel, anchovy and mackerel.

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A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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