I try to eat fish at least twice a week. There are so many types of fish to choose from, there’s sure to be at least one you enjoy;
Mackerel, salmon, tuna, haddock, trout, sea bass, sardines, cod… (I don’t mean the one from the chippy!)
Essential fatty acids are vital for brain function and can slow cognitive decline. A recent study concluded fish oils may benefit Alzheimers patients – https://alzheimersnewstoday.com/2015/07/02/fish-oil-may-prevent-alzheimers-disease-small-study-suggests/
Fish oil coupled with anti-oxidants could help age related eye disorders such as macular degeneration, with further studies being carried out to generate more conclusive results – http://activhealth.com.sg/research-papers/omega-3-intake-prevents-age-related-macular-degeneration
Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, which when mixed with fish oil has been proven to multiply its immune boosting ability. Salmon is both rich in astaxanthin and fatty acids which makes it a great fish for overall health – http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/28/astaxanthin-makes-fish-oil-work-better.aspx
The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can improve fertility in both men and women, as well has being effective in some cases of PCOS and Endometriosis by helping to regulate hormones – http://natural-fertility-info.com/essential-fatty-acid-fertility
Fish oils are anti-inflammatory which is one of the main causes of most diseases, therefore helping to keep you healthy. There is strong evidence to show this is as successful as ibuprofen but as a safer alternative – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16531187
They’re also great for hair, skin, nails and circulation.
The best way to consume fish oil will always be in its most natural form i.e. fresh fish. However, if thats not possible, you can take high quality fish oil in capsules, a teaspoon of the oil itself or add flaxseeds to your cereal/in a smoothie.
When cooking fish I usually dress with lemon and himalayan rock salt to make it extra healthy and extra tasty!
Recipe of above:
Sea caught cod fillets baked for 20 minutes in water, accompanied with stir fried vegetables and spices; turmeric (anti-inflammatory), black pepper (releases the curcumin found in turmeric), a dash of paprika and dried garlic granules (anti-fungal and anti-bacterial), cooked in coconut oil.