If you tried to take a poll on people’s favorite meats many probably wouldn’t mention fish. We love beef, chicken, and in some cases pork but fish never seems to get the credit it deserves. Adding more fish to your diet will not only give you a larger variety of meal possibilities but it can be much more beneficial than everything else you’ve been feasting on.
Fish is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty acids are fats that are good for our bodies, as long as the amount consumed is monitored. Here are a few of the many perks of Omega-3 fatty acids:
- Balances skin type- Omega-3 helps to regulate oil production. If you have dry they will help the skin produce more oil but if you are dry Omega-3 will help banish excess oil.
- Protects from UV damage- Omega-3 is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants are powerful molecules that can protect skin cells from pesky free radicals. Free radicals are molecules present in the environment that suck the life out of skin cells. Too much free radical damage can lead to ageing, hyper pigmentation , and sometimes skin cancer.
- Repairs damaged skin- If your skin is already revealing signs of environmental damage consuming fish can still help. Omega-3 helps inhibit collagen destroying enzymes allowing collagen to repair the skin.
- Soothes irritated skin- Omega-3 also has anti-inflammatory properties. Those who suffer from skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema will find that fish can improve their condition.
- Provides hair and scalp with essential nutrients- Omega-3 also help maintain healthy hair. Eating more fish will clear dry, flaky scalp and provide lustrous tress.
To some fish have a bad reputation because of it’s mercury content but most things eaten in moderation will not harm the body, having 1-2 servings of fish per week is more than enough to deliver results.