Fish provides an incredible amount of nutrients we need to become healthy and fit. It is an excellent source of protein that varies from species to species. Children need to consume enough protein for the average growth and development of their bones, and fish can be an excellent source of protein for them.
Fish is a rich source of vitamins, especially vitamins A and D from fatty species and vitamins B1, B2, and B3. Vitamin A from fish is more readily available to the human body than from plant foods which is essential for normal vision and bone growth.
Fatty fish contains more vitamin A than lean fish. Studies have shown that in children under five years of age, with an adequate intake of vitamin A, morbidity and mortality can go to the lowest point.
Vitamin D, found in fish liver oil, is critical for bone growth, required for calcium absorption and good metabolism. Vitamin B1, B2, and B3 are vital sources of energy needed to carry out daily tasks. If eaten fresh, fish also provides us with vitamin C, which we all know is crucial for a robust immune system. It helps us ward off several infections and chronic diseases, leading a satisfying, healthy life.
Minerals present in fish include iron, calcium, zinc, iodine, phosphorus, selenium, and fluoride, all minerals highly bioavailable, which means easily absorbed by the body.
Iron present in the fish plays an important role in the synthesis of hemoglobin in red blood cells, which is essential for transporting oxygen to all parts of the body. Iron deficiency is associated with anemia and impaired brain function, whereas, in infants, it causes learning disabilities and poor behavior. All of these dilemmas get eliminated through the consumption of fish.
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Calcium deficiency can be associated with rickets in young children and softening bones in adults and the elderly. Calcium and fluoride present in the fish are essential for strong bones and muscles and normal functioning of the nervous system. Fish prevents osteoporosis and keeps the bone mass and quality intact. It also helps in the blood clotting process.
Zinc present in the fish is linked to poor growth, skin problems, and hair loss, but the amount of zinc present in fish helps prevent these things. It plays a vital role in the growth and development of the body and brain and promotes healthy, wrinkle-less, youthful skin.
Brain functions get compromised with age, and it can cause mild mental diseases and severe diseases like Alzheimer’s. Eating fish every week keeps the essential part of the brain functioning to keep the emotions and memory intact.
It prevents asthma in children, which has increased dramatically in the past few years.
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