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Most beneficial fish for women and men over 50

Most beneficial fish for women and men over 50 What fish is beneficial for health (photo: freepik.com)

People over 50 should take care of their health and consume healthy foods. One of them is fish, but choosing the most vitamin-rich type can be difficult.

Here's information about which fish is useful for older people.

During the writing of the material, sources were used: archive material of the nutritionist Oleh Shvets for the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management of Ukraine, Wikipedia, and the website of the Cherkasy Fish Protection Patrol.

What is the most useful fish for people over 50

According to gastroenterologist Shvets, ordinary herring is considered a very useful fish. It contains many nutrients, some of which are rarely found in other foods.

Herring contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which:

  • reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart attack
  • reduce inflammation in the body
  • improve brain function and memory
  • reduce the risk of dementia
  • strengthen bones and joints.

In addition, herring contains vitamin B12, which:

  • helps the body produce red blood cells
  • reduces the risk of developing anemia
  • supports the health of the nervous system
  • reduces the risk of developing depression.

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Herring Benefits (illustration: pixabay.com)

Herring also contains vitamin D, which strengthens bones and teeth, reduces the risk of cancer, and supports the immune system. Selenium, also found in this fish, strengthens the body and acts as a powerful antioxidant. The benefits of iodine should not be ignored either, as it improves the function of the thyroid gland and helps regulate metabolism.

"In terms of long-chain (marine) Omega-3 fatty acids content, herring surpasses salmon. All other types of fish and seafood lag far behind. To obtain the target amount of omega-3, you should consume two servings of herring, 200 grams each, per week," Shvets explained.

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What fish to eat for women after 50 (illustration: freepik.com)

Beneficial fish for women and men over 50 - what to eat besides herring

If you want to get beneficial nutrients but for some reason don't want to eat herring, consider these types of fish:

  • mackerel - contains the most protein
  • trout - helps lower cholesterol levels
  • salmon - improves digestive health, considered a protein source for older people
  • carp - normalizes blood sugar levels and improves brain function.

Don't forget about individual needs and possible fish allergies. It's important to consult with a doctor who will help you choose the optimal diet for you.

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