Women, Fish & Health

 

It is beneficial for women to eat fish.  Some people used to say “eat fish so you can be smart.”  Published in the American Heart Association, “Cycle” magazine study showed that eating fish could help women live longer, reduce heart disease, cancer, and diabetes and stroke risk.

Harvard School of Public Health and the German Institute of Human Nutrition scientists surveyed 72 000 women aged 30-55 and followed them for 18 years. At the beginning of the study, these women did not have any health problems. Subsequently, every two years, the researchers conducted a dietary survey. The results showed that these women consumes two primary meals which affected their health. A model for the “prudent diet”, included vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grain food, and a small amount of fish and eggs. Another meal also referred to as the “Western diet”, including red meat or processed meat, refined grains, sweets and so on.  During the study period, 6011 women died.  6011 people died during the study period,of which.  The “prudent” dieters had a 28% lower risk for heart disease and 17% lower risk for death, cancer, diabetes, and stroke.

The American Heart Association says that eating a particular diet has a huge impact on women’s life.  To live longer, women should have diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, high fiber foods, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, and eating fish twice a week.

Protein-rich fish can aid with growth and development of children and young people, and can also can help recovery and healing.  Since the fish muscle fiber structure is short and the connective tissue is relatively small, the meat tastes tender and delicate in comparison to other meat.  It is also easier to digest and suitable for young children and the elderly to eat.  And fish contains less fat than meat.

Medical research found that the Eskimos have a low rate of cardiovascular disease.  This is because their diet rich is rich in DHA EPA and sea fish.  In Japan, a survey also found at a coastal fishing village, the residents suffered less from cardiovascular disease than the farmers in the Mainland.  EPA and DHA in fish of these two particular ω-3 series fatty acids, can reduce blood lipids, particularly triglycerides and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), and less likely to cause platelet aggregation, and the prevention of thrombosis induced cardiovascular disease and stroke effect.  It can protect your heart.

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