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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Health and Nutritional Benefits of Eating Oily Fish



Anchovies
Rich in omega-3 oils, these fish contain calcium, iron and phosphorus. They also provide niacin, which helps with DNA repair, and selenium, for cell function.



Tuna
Yellowfin contains magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, and is a good source of protein, thiamine and vitamin B6. Albacore (bonito del norte) additionally contains vitamin B12, which helps maintain a healthy nervous system.



Herring
Herrings provide protein and vitamin B12, along with selenium and phosphorous, which contributes to DNA health.



Sardines
Sardines are a great source of calcium when eaten with the bones intact, especially for those who want to avoid a dairy-rich diet. Our sardines are fished at their fattest, tastier and with guaranteed levels of Omega 3.


Mackerel
Mackerel contains selenium, vitamin B12 and niacin, and is also low in sodium.

The use of organic cold pressed oils
Cold pressed oils are produced using traditional methods, which retain the oil's nutritional value and flavour. For example, cold pressed sunflower oil is rich in linolenic acid and vitamin E, while olive oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fats and helps to regulate cholesterol levels. Industrial oils are chemically treated and heated to high temperatures, which converts good fats into harmful trans-fats and destroys much of the oil's flavour too.

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