Fish is a complete health store with its numerous benefits when consumed regularly. Anadolu Health Center Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek, who stated that fish, which is the most important protein source of the Mediterranean type diet, which is the basis of healthy life, is one of the indispensable of life with many health benefits, said, “We can protect our brain, cardiovascular and eye health by eating fish regularly in the season, We can strengthen our nervous system. Fish also have the effect of lowering LDL and triglyceride values. There are also reliable studies showing that regular fish consumption is protective against many types of cancer ”.
The value of fish comes from its high content of omega 3 fatty acids. Anadolu Health Center Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek emphasized that fish is rich in vitamins A, D, K and B as well as iodine, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc minerals, which have very important functions in the body. This content is closely related to the fact that the fish lived in their natural conditions. For example, fish adds omega 3 to its body by feeding on seaweed. Therefore, when purchasing fish, it is important that we prefer marine fish that are fed in their natural environment ”.
Fish should not be consumed by frying
According to the current research results, it is recommended to consume 2-3 times a week in order to get the maximum benefit from the nutritional values taken from fish. Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek said, “There is a point to be considered here. Maybe you can fry the fish once in a while to escape. However, in this case, forget about the omega 3s that will enter your body. For health, it is best to cook the fish in the oven or grill and consume it. "Preparations such as capsules containing omega 3 fatty acids can be used with the recommendation of a doctor for the summer months when we cannot consume fish, or for those who cannot consume fish at all."
If the fish is not fresh, it should not be consumed with dairy products.
Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek, stating that if the fish is not fresh, should not consume dairy products along with the fish, said, “Stale fish already spoils our health and when consumed with dairy products, we are much more affected by this situation. Be careful when buying fish; "eyes should be bright, skin taut, and fins pinkish."
Eating halva after fish removes potential heavy metals from the body
Underlining that eating halva after fish is not an empty habit, Tuba Örnek said, “The underlying reason is that tahini removes the possible heavy metals in the fish from our body. But, after all, halva is a sugary food, it is beneficial to consume it while paying attention to its size ”.
Healthy fish recipe
After picking and washing a type of fish you want, place it on a baking tray. Place a bay leaf inside or between the fish. Again, add tomatoes, green peppers, and onions in between. On the other hand, prepare a mixture of olive oil, black pepper, chili peppers, salt, mint, thyme, lemon juice and grated garlic in a bowl and pour it over the fish and vegetables as a sauce. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees. It will be even healthier if you add a colorful salad with seasonal vegetables.