Eat The Right Fish for Your Healthy Heart
Posted By : 2018/11/09 14:15:50

Fish contains a variety of nutrients, such as protein, fat, to omega-3. It makes it healthy and becomes a consumption recommendation for all ages. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are so many reasons to make fish as part of the daily menu. The agency even suggested that people can eat fish at least once or twice a week.

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That means, adults must struggle to eat at least two servings or 3.5 ounces of fish every week. The best choice is oily fish with large doses of omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, vultures and sardines.

Oil in these fish can increase levels of good cholesterol (HDL) in the body. Therefore, consumption of good oil can reduce triglyceride levels by around 15-30% and help reduce blood pressure.

"Fish oil can also prevent plaques that form in the arteries. Then in people who are at risk for heart disease, fish oil can reduce fatal arrhythmias. This is an abnormal heart rhythm that can cause heart attacks in certain cases, "said Dr. Kartika Mayasari from KlikDokter.

Similarly, the American Heart Association (AHA) also said that fish is very beneficial for people who have been affected by heart problems. Related to this, a study of heart attack victims found that those who were asked to eat fish twice a week had a 27% lower chance of dying during the next two years.

"Scientific studies have established the beneficial effects of consuming seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially when it replaces unhealthy foods, such as meat that is high in saturated fat and at risk of causing blockages," said Harvard University professor Eric Rimm.

In fact, in addition to preventing and minimizing heart disease, eating fish can also provide other benefits to the body - such as reducing inflammation reactions, helping children's brain development, to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL).

How to consume good fish

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that you do not eat fish in a fried manner. This is because recent studies have found that fried fish lovers actually experience a high risk of heart failure.

In addition, several similar studies reveal that more than 90,000 Americans who eat fried fish at least once a week have a higher risk of heart failure than those who eat boiled fish.

In addition to paying attention to how to process it, you must also pay attention to the type of fish chosen. Yes, not all fish are good for your body. The issue of mercury and excess fat content in some types of fish is the reason for the importance of choosing fish.

"Some types of fish that should be avoided are cones, sharks, and white tuna. Also note that lack of pollution does not mean there is no mercury contamination at all, " said Dr. Astrid Wulan Kusumoastuti from Klikdokter.


This article has been published in klikdokter.com with the title “Yuk, Makan Ikan untuk Kesehatan Jantung”