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The Truth About Eating Fish


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If you are wondering about the truth about eating fish, then you can search for it online. There are many ways to know this information as there are many websites that can offer you topics about this …

If you are wondering about the truth about eating fish, then you can search for it online. There are many ways to know this information as there are many websites that can offer you topics about this matter. You can simply browse the web and find full details.

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  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid
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    • 1.  The average American eats 16 pounds of fish annually The 2010 USDA Guidelines recommend doubling the amount of seafood to eat due to its health benefits The United States consumed five billion pounds of seafood in 2010 Fish is the best source of Omega - 3
    • 2. Fish is a health food: Fact or Fiction? Fact:  Fish is the best source of Omega 3s, Vitamin D and Protein  Fish is considered as a heart- healthy food Fiction:  Fish absorb toxins like arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, radioactive substances, dioxins and PCBs
    • 3. Problems with Fishing Industry According to FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Department some of the main environmental problems include:1. Overfishing2. Bycatch of juvenile fish3. Ghost Fishing4. Trawling and dredging5. Fishing entailing the use of dynamite and poisons6. Direct dumping7. Organic pollution8. Exhaust fumes
    • 4. Overfishing It can lead to changes in species composition and biodiversity An outcome in the lessening of large, long-lived and high- value predator species Increase in small, short-lived and lower value species Also known as fishing down the food chain
    • 5. Bycatch of Juvenile Fish  Benthic (deep sea) animals, marine mammals, marine birds and vulnerable or endangered species that are frequently discarded dead  This happens through the use of non-selective fishing gear
    • 6. Ghost Fishing Happens when certain gear like gillnets or pots are abandoned or lost in the sea It can continue to catch and kill fish until the gear breaks
    • 7. Trawling and dredging It can disturb and change the bottom habitat and productivity The effect is particularly obvious when it is used where there are tube worms, sponges, coral reefs and algal beds
    • 8. Fishing entailing the use of dynamite and poisons It can have serious and broad-reaching impacts This can particularly destroy the coral reefs
    • 9. Direct dumping  Direct dumping of debris can affect the fishes and other sea creatures  It can cause an accidental introduction of foreign species and pathogens
    • 10. Organic Pollution From at sea processing, unregulated wastes and effluents from coastal processing plants Exhaust Fumes  Refrigerant gases from fishing vessels and processing plants contribute to global warming
    • 11. Benefits of Omega 3-s Responsible to make our nervous systems for proper function It can allow your body to grow normally It can repair wounds and prevent skin disorders It can maintain proper vision, ideal cognitive function and optimal fertility
    • 12. The Omega 3-s Fat Family Eicosapentaenoic Acid, which is also known as EPA Docosahexaenoic or also called as DHA Alpha-linolenic Acid or ALA  They are the building blocks for hormones that can control the cell growth, blood clotting and immune function  They can also control the components of cell membranes
    • 13. Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) A long-chain omega 3 fatty acid found in certain algae and oily fish It is converted into hormone-like substances known as prostaglandis used to maintain healthy cardiovascular function and regulate cell activity It can help prevent cancer and stroke
    • 14. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) A long-chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fats found in fatty fish and some algae It is essential for eye function and optimal brain Low levels of DHA have been linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
    • 15. Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) A short-chain omega 3 found in beans, leafy green vegetables, walnuts, hemp seeds, flaxseeds and other plant foods. Our bodies are capable to convert ALA from the plant- food sources into DHA and EPA
    • 16. The Omega 6-s Fat Family Linoleic Acid (LA)  It is an essential fatty acid, which must be obtained from food  Western diet has oversupply of LA due to high consumption of processed vegetable oils  It is converted to gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) in the body
    • 17. The Omega 6-s Fat Family Arachidonic Acid (AA)  It comes from animal sources like meat, fish, egg and dairy products  It can also derived from the linoleic acids in vegetable oils  It can be found in the brain and muscles
    • 18. Where do fishes get omega-3 fatty acids From ocean plants From eating microalgae, which is the original source of omega-3s From other fishes that consume microalgae
    • 19. If you want to know more with the truth about eating fishes, then you can log on to omega-6-fats