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June 17, 2020 - Medical Daily

Reasons Why Eating Fish Is Not That Healthy

Reasons Why Eating Fish Is Not That Healthy
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Omega-3s and other essential fatty acids are needed for cell membrane, brain and nerve health. These algae-based fats not only regulate blood pressure and blood clotting, but also aid in immune and inflammatory response. They are called "essential" because they are not made in our bodies, and so must be obtained through food. Fatty acids are normally found in salmon, sardines, mackerel and other oily fish, but are also present in plant food such as flaxseed and walnuts in the form of ALA.

When consumed, ALA is converted by our bodies into longer-chain omega-3s EPA and DHA. One drawback is that conversion rates are slow, which is why some insist that fish oils (and by extension, fish and seafood) must be consumed for overall health. Various scientific findings and research, however, prove why it may not be the case, whether or not you are planning on going vegan/vegetarian.

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