Today, we are becoming more and more concerned about our health and eating habits. Eating a healthy diet is the best way to have a healthy life and prevent most diseases. Taking into account the food pyramid, it is important to eat certain foods, among which we highlight the Blue Fish.
Blue Fish, also called fatty fish, is an important source of nutrients. This type of fish has a percentage of polyunsaturated fats, that is, healthy dietary fat, equal to or greater than 5% depending on the species.
It provides numerous nutrients, highlighting vitamins D, B12, A and E, without forgetting the essential amino acids, mentioning isoleucine, valine and lysine among many others, which are present in oily fish providing proportions that our body needs since it does not have the ability to generate them yourself. They provide our system with polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids, helping to control our cholesterol levels, increasing the levels of HDL, that is, good cholesterol and decreasing the levels of LDL, that is, bad cholesterol and preventing the formation of of thrombi in the blood, protecting our cardiovascular system. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial for some diseases such as Chron’s disease. They promote mental health, that is why this food is recommended to people who suffer from stress and depression. It helps to keep the immune system strong as it is rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium and a high protein level. If consumed regularly, it helps regulate blood pressure. In summary, oily fish provides a number of benefits to the body, therefore, for all these characteristics, oily fish should be included in our balanced and healthy diet, recommending a minimum consumption of between 2 or 3 times a week.
Main blue fish:
Anchovy, Eel, Tuna, Bonito, Horse Mackerel, Sea Bass, Swordfish, Salmon, Sardine, Mackerel and Mullet.
From O’Preve Sauces we recommend the Adobo Sauce for a good grilled fish, combining healthy with a taste for nature.