A lot have been written about the need to be taking oily fishes since the beginning of this century.
The need for protecting our heart became more imperative since heart diseases took over as the most deadly diseases in the world.
Oily Fishes, Chicken, avocados, nuts and seeds being the major suppliers of omega 3 fatty acids became a choice food among health seekers.
Meanwhile, we want to look into the health benefits of eating oily fishes and also highlight the the possible side effects.
1. They are good sources of lean protein.
Oily Fishes such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, herring, pilchards and trout are very good sources of proteins for every body.
2. They are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids.
Omega 3 fatty acids are valuable nutrients found in oily fishes and other food nutrients which are essential for the health of our heart.
Omega 3 also help in reducing bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides in the body. They help to reduce blood pressure and to prevent blood clotting.
Omega 3 is also very good for our eyes ànd skin.
3. They are good sources of vitamins A, D , B2,B6 and B12.
Vitamin A help to improve our immunity and improve our eye sight,and boost our skin health.
Vitamin B12 is essential for the performance of our nerves, and overall coordination. It is also involved in the formation of red blood cells and may help to prevent anaemia.
According to healthline.com, vitamin D regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body. They are essential in development of bones, teeth and muscles formation.
Deficiency of this vitamins will result in a condition called Rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
Possible Side Effects.
Are there side effects associated with consumption of oily fishes?
Yes! Side effects may relate more to taking omega 3 supplements. Food Sources may be not easily bring side effects as the body knows how to manage natural ingredients better.
Here are possible side effects of taking fish oil supplements according to health line.com,
1. They may cause an increase in blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes.
Research establishing this is not conclusive. more research is needed.
2. It may cause low blood pressure if taken above the recommended dosage.
3. Excess consumption of the supplements may cause bleeding as your blood may become too thin.
4. May cause vitamin A toxicity.
Certain types of omega 3 acids that have very high levels of vitamin A can cause vitamin A toxicity which can cause symptoms such as dizziness, nausea etc.
5. May cause acid reflux.
This can happen if fish oil supplements are consumed with empty stomach.
6. Fish supplements may cause diarrhoea.
Remember that most of these side effects are based on omega 3 fatty acids supplements. Take supplements by the doctor's prescription and buy products from reliable companies.
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