Aside from the taste quotient of fish, it has much more going for it. Fish can contribute to your overall health in unimaginable ways.

So the next time you want to consume that fish barbecue or steam fish with soy sauce (ปลานึ่งซีอิ๊ว, which is the term in Thai) here are a few health benefits you’re going to enjoy.

The Good Fat

The fatty types of fish such as sardines, salmon, trout, tuna, and mackerel are very good for your health. That’s because fish contains omega-3 fatty acid which is the good fat that your body needs. These fatty acids are highly important for the health of the brain and eyes hence it is recommended to pregnant women.

Healthy Heart

Fish does not contain saturated fats hence it is highly recommended for the health of your heart. Consuming fish regularly instead of other sources of protein such as chicken, lamb and mutton keeps cholesterol at bay and protects you from cardiovascular diseases.

Rich in Vitamin

Fish is highly rich in vitamin D which helps your body absorb all other kinds of nutrients thereby maintaining your overall health. Eating fish solves this need for the body, hence you should consume regularly for vitamin D.

Boosts Your Mood

 The components of fish such as omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and vitamin D can help you keep fight mental health issues. As a natural anti-depressant, fish can help you tackle depression and mood swings. So, regular fish consumption can keep improve your mood and help you stay healthier.

 Low the Risk of Major Diseases

Regular consumption of fish can help you stay away from the risk of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid, arthritis and diabetes. Fish is a natural source of so many essential nutrients that is vital in maintaining a healthy balance in your body and help fight major diseases of all kinds.

By Alexander James

Beau Alexander James: Beau, a mental health advocate, shares personal stories, coping strategies, and promotes mental health awareness and understanding.