Fish intake

FISH INTAKE

It has been observed that the fish eating populations (e.g. eskimos) rarely suffer from heart diseases. Now it has been proven that fish and fish based oils play a protective role in heart diseases. This protective quality has been ascribed to long-chain n-3 PUFA. These fatty acids decrease fibrinogen levels, inhibit the activity of platelets and also the clotting process. Moreover, they reduce the levels of Cholesterol and triglycerides.

Generally, 100-200 gm of fish taken twice a week can play a preventive role with regard to heart disorders.