Which fish is the healthiest and most affordable: expert's answer

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
The benefits of fish
The benefits of fish. Source: pixabay.com

Herring is the most affordable and yet the healthiest fish, which contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals, and is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids and iodine, which are essential for everyone's body. It can be eaten as a snack or added to salads.

The benefits of herring

Nutritionist Svetlana Fus spoke on Instagram about the benefits of herring, as well as how much and who can eat it.

The benefits of herring

"Herring is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. With a daily requirement of 1 to 1.5 g per day, 100 g of herring contains 2.4 g. Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for a good diet because they are not produced in the body, and they are important for health. DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, is a valuable structural component of the brain and retina. Lack of sufficient DHA can cause vision problems," said Fus.

Herring fillets for making appetizers

The expert added that DHA acids have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system for several reasons: they can cause triglyceride reduction, increase HDL cholesterol, prevent loss of arterial elasticity, effectively reduce inflammation, and people who regularly consume omega-3 fatty acids suffer from depression.

Herring fillet

Herring also contains iodine. 100 g of this fish will provide almost half of the daily dose of this element necessary for thyroid function. Herring also contains powerful antioxidants: vitamin E and selenium. Both of these nutrients are important for the immune system. They help to minimize the damage caused by free radicals," Fus said.

"This fish has everything we should be eating it for: minerals, vitamins, amino acids, healthy fats," Fus summarized.

Herring with onions

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