How much fish should you eat per week, according to the World Health Organization?

How much fish should you eat per week, according to the World Health Organization?
How much fish should you eat per week, according to the World Health Organization?

A healthy diet helps protect us from malnutrition in all its forms, as well as from non-communicable diseases.

Fish. Photo Unsplash.

He fish It is a key food when it comes to healthy eating, as it is rich in nutrients and minerals, such as iodine and selenium. It is a food rich in vitamins D, B12 y Omega-3 fatty acids.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO)should be consumed, at least, one or two servings per week to take full advantage of the benefits.

Fish, fishmonger. Photo EFE.

It’s essential vary the type of species The WHO warns that fish should be eaten in order to avoid excess contaminants. Fish should preferably be fresh, frozen or canned in water. Specialists also suggest cooking it in a grill, bake or steam it and try not to fry it.

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Prevent chronic diseases

According to research by the Harvard School of Public Healththe consumption of these foods can be a key strategy in preventing chronic diseases and promoting a healthier environment.

Christopher Golden, a specialist at the institution, emphasizes the importance of carefully selecting our protein sources, highlighting the small fish and certain shellfish as superior options, not only because of their lower environmental impact, but also because of their highly beneficial nutritional profile.

Fish. Photo: NA

“It is much better for health and the environment replace terrestrial food sources, especially red meat, by aquatic food sources,” he said.

These seafood foods are rich in essential proteins and vital micronutrients such as iron, zinc and vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to maintain cardiovascular health and combat inflammatory processes in the body.

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Which fish have high nutritional value?

According to an article in Nutrientsthe mackerel It provides important support for cardiovascular function and helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood, due to its selenium and omega-3 content.

For their part, the bivalve mollusks such as clams and mussels are recommended by nutrition experts due to their protein, low fat content and abundance of essential nutrients such as zinc and vitamin B12.

Fish. Photo: Unsplash.

A study of the European Food Safety Authority identified bivalves as key components in diets that seek to prevent micronutrient deficienciessuch as anemia and immune problems, thanks to its high content of these essential nutrients. In addition, its water filtration activity contributes to the sustainability of its habitat, making its consumption an environmentally friendly option.

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