Fish and Your Health

Fish and Seafood provide important nutritional and digestive proteins, including essential amino acids, lipid soluble vitamins, micronutrients, and highly unsaturated fatty acids. The muscle is mostly composed of water (75–85%), and it has a high-water activity (0.98–0.99). Protein represents 20–22% of the muscle, while many types of lipids with different chemical composition, such as neutral/non-polar (triglycerides, diglycerides, etc.) and polar (free fatty acids, phospholipids, etc.) lipids, are also present. Fish can be divided in four basic groups regarding its fat content: lean (<2% fat), low-fat (2–4% fat), medium-fat (4–8% fat), and high-fat (>8% fat).

Outlined below are some of the health benefits of fish and seafood

  • Fish is a unique source of essential nutrients, including long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, iodine, vitamin D, and calcium.
  • The long chain omega-3 fatty acids, mainly found in fish and seafood, are essential for optimal brain development.
  • Iodine, essential for thyroid function and neurodevelopment, can be found in seafood. Iodine can prevent the occurrence of Goiter, which can lead to the thyroid gland becoming larger than normal size. 
  • Vitamin D, critical for mental development and also essential for bone health and the immune system, is easily available in fish. So also is iron, which is essential for pregnant women in order to produce additional blood for herself and the baby. 
  • Fish is also a rich source of calcium, zinc and other minerals. Deficiency of calcium and zinc slows down a child’s development.
  • Fish has all the necessary minerals and micro – nutrients needed for a person’s health, and especially for children and pregnant women.
  • The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a minimum consumption of two fish serving per week (200 mg/day of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)) to achieve a cardio protective effect.
  • The World Health Organization recommends a minimum consumption of 12 kg of fish per year per person.
  • A mere 150 gram of fish provides 50-60% of an adult’s daily protein requirements.
  • According to a study, young girls suffering from acute iron deficiency showed marked improvement when they were given fish soup.
  • Fish powder is protein-rich and contributes to a low glycemic index and has been found to have beneficial health effects, including in managing obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, studies have shown.

India Fish Co. believes that the future truly belongs to fish and seafood! They care about you and your health and guarantee that their fish and seafood is 100% chemical free. Directly and ethically sourced, transported to your plate with the help of seamless logistics. Come taste the freshness! Come, eat some fish and seafood for your health!