Do you eat fish? If yes, then you know how delicious that seafood is. And not only that, you also know how nutritious fish is in our bodies. However, most of usually eat the body only and throw away the head of the fish. And if you do that, then you need to stop immediately. What you need to know is that the head is actually more nutritious than the body of the fish. I know, eating the head of a fish sounds weird, but wait till you hear the benefits of doing so, and you are going to want to try it.
1. It is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids
The head of a fish has a good amount of omega 3 fatty acids. Actually, the head of a fish has more omega 3 fatty acids than the body. These omega 3 fatty acids are very important to your body. They protect you from heart diseases, reduce the cholesterol in your body, and even prevent the risk of heart diseases like heart attack or stroke.
2. Improves your mental health
The fish head contains omega 3 fatty acids like I mentioned earlier. There are two types of omega 3 fatty acids; EPA and DHA. These are polyunsaturated fats responsible for most of the brain and mental health. These fatty acids are vital for the maintenance of normal brain function.
They are abundant in the cell membranes of brain cells, and their work is to preserve cell membrane health and ease communication between brain cells. Low levels of omega 3 fatty acids can actually accelerate brain aging and cause your brain to not function well.
3. It is rich in vitamin A
The head of a fish has a brain, of course, and fat. The brain and fat are rich in vitamin A. the whole body of a fish has vitamin A, but in the head, is where you get plenty of this nutrient. So what exactly is the benefit of vitamin A in the body?
One, it is vital in improving your body's immunity. It is also a natural antioxidant, thus it can fight free radicals and that oxidative stress. Do you know what this means? It means that your body will fight diseases more easily.
Vitamin A is also important for healthy vision. So if you want to slow down visual impairment, then eat enough of the head of a fish. Now, visual impairment like macular degeneration occurs as we grow older. But eating the head of a fish will go a very long way to prevent this problem and keep your eyes strong.
4. It is very delicious
Yes, the fat in a fish head is actually delicious. The texture when you take a bite is amazing. I mean, the meat from a fish head is tenderer with that delectable fatty texture. And if you keep the fish head when you cook your fish, it will actually enhance the flavor.
5. It is a rich source of proteins
The fish head is the best source of healthy protein. Even more than red meat actually. You see, saturated fat is much less in a fish head than other meat products, like red meat. So eating it does not increase cholesterol levels in your body. If you consume the fish head you are at very low risk of cardiovascular diseases like a heart attack.
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