Fish has a lot going for it, it is a healthy and nutritious food packed with vitamins but it is also delicious and easy to prepare. We work with our clients to develop products that take advantage of all these benefits whether that be schools, national restaurant chains or retailers. Let’s have a look at our top five benefits of fish.
Having enough vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It may also protect against a range of conditions including cancer and diabetes. Vitamin D is created naturally by our bodies when our skin is exposed to sunlight but there are very few dietary sources of vitamin D. Fish is almost the only exception to this and is undoubtedly the most abundant dietary source of this imporatnt vitamin.
Fish is generally considered to be among the best foods to help keep our hearts healthy. Numerous extensive research studies all over the world have shown that people who eat fish regularly have a lower risk of heart disease. Eating at least one serving of fish per week has been linked to reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes, two of the world's biggest killers.
One of the natural consequences of ageing is that brain function can deteriorate. This age-related cognitive decline is normal in many cases, but there are also more serious issues like Alzheimer's disease. Interestingly, research has shown that people who regularly include fish in their diet have slower rates of cognitive decline. So we know that eating fish is linked to reduced decline in brain function in old age. People who eat fish regularly also have more grey matter in their brain centers that control memory and emotion.
Fish is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It can be beneficial for all ages and is packed with many vita and beneficial nutrients and vitamins. Fish is a low-fat high quality protein. Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.
Whilst not specifically a health benefit, it is still an important one. Because fish is delicious and easy to prepare, it also makes it easy to incorporate it into recipies and menus. Enabling our clients to offer their customers the low-fat high quality protein benefits of fish. Our development chefs are always on hand to help develop appetising fish recipes to suit any budget, from simple, healthy school meals to premium restaurant centre plate dishes.