Can we sustainably eat fish and maintain good health? Many people remove red meat from their meals to improve their diet. However, fish seems like a good healthy option. But can we eat fish sustainably and maintain health benefits? This report examines the health claims about fish consumption and explores some alternatives.
Fish is a good source of protein, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids, and several minerals and vitamins. So people cut down on red meat and choose fish as a healthy alternative.
The previous study has shown that omega-3 fatty acids are good for heart health. Oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Research suggests that these fatty acids accelerate blood flow to the brain, which is vital for delivering oxygen essential for brain function. Also, one study indicates that omega-3s play a role in healthy brain aging.
Researchers note that fish and shellfish are linked to brain development in pregnancy and associated with other potential overall health benefits.
In this new study, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) says that there is sustainable fishing, overviewing three principles for sustainable fisheries: sustainable fish stocks, minimizing environmental impacts, and effective fisheries management.
Josep Lloret, Director of Oceans and Human Health Chair at the University of Girona, Spain shows that sustainable fishing is possible but challenging.
The study concludes that before eating the fish read the label carefully and ensures its source. Also, choose cold-water oily fish for gaining the greatest health benefits.