MACKERELS SCAD FISH HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITITON FACTS

Posted in FISH HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

 

Nutrition data

All figures below are expressed per 100g edible portion.

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

Energy (Calories)

228     Kcals/Calories

Water

71.2 g

Protein

20.8 g

Fat

15.6g

Carbohydrates

0.3g

Starch

0.0 g

Sugar

0.0 g

Fibre

0.0 g

Alcohol

g/ml

Saturated fatty acids

3.6

Polyunsaturated fatty acids

3.8g

Trans fatty acids

g

Cholesterol

0 mg   

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

A187IU

Retinol Equivalent

mcg

Vitamin D

403IU

Vitamin E

1.7mg

Vitamin K1

5.6mcg

Thiamin

0.2mg

Riboflavin

0.3mg

Niacin

10.2mg

Niacin Equivalent

mg

Vitamin B6

0.4mg

Vitamin B12

9.8mcg        

Folate

1.1mcg   

Pantothenate

1.0mg       

Biotin

N mcg

Vitamin C

N mg

MINERALS

Sodium

101mg

Potassium

352mg

Calcium

13.4mg

Magnesium

85.1mg

Phosphorus

243mg

Iron

1.8mg

Copper

0.1mg

Zinc

0.7mg

Chloride

N mg

Manganese

0.0mg

Selenium

49.4mcg

Iodine

N mcg

 

Health Benefits OfMackerels Scad Fish

Lowering triglycerides:

High levels of triglycerides in the body have been linked to heart disease and stroke. The most common causes for a high triglyceride level are obesity and poorly maintained diabetes, mainly stemmed from an inactive lifestyle and a poor diet that includes a high intake of sugary foods, carbohydrates and alcohol. Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, like mackerel, have been proven to be very effective in lowering triglyceride levels.

Heart disease

 Mackerel has been shown to be effective for, not only reducing the risk of heart disease, but also a deterrent for dying from heart disease due to its omega-3 fatty acids. Some researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acid is even more effective at reducing heart attacks than some commonly prescribed drugs used for lowering cholesterol.

Cholesterol

Bad cholesterol particles, also known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), are lowered by the fish oil found in mackerel, while good cholesterol particles, known as high-density lipoproteins (HDL), are increased by the fish oil found in mackerel. The fact that mackerel can help lower cholesterol levels by keeping cholesterol from being absorbed in the intestine, also allows it to help lower blood pressure.

Good for the blood

 Mackerel and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids are good for the blood. They help with blood circulation and lower blood pressure by allowing blood vessels to expand and be more elastic.

Arthritis

Oily fish, like mackerel, have been known to reduce the pain, stiffness and swollen joints associated with arthritis. This makes mackerel a good supplement for pain medications.

Cancer

Mackerel can help you fight and prevent cancer by reducing the amount of agents that cause cancer in your cells, primarily in the breast, colon and prostate areas.

Weight loss:

There are several different ways that mackerel can help with weight loss. Studies have shown that a regular intake of fish oil from mackerel or supplements, combined with exercise, can significantly decrease body fat. Mackerel also helps regulate the body's metabolism, and it can help decrease blood sugar in overweight people.

Mental health

Several studies have found a correlation between fish oil and a reduced risk of depression, suicide, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Some cases even displayed an increase in brain activity and enhanced memory.

Immune system

Mackerel can help strengthen the immune system and improve overall body functions due to the amount of vitamins and nutrients it contains.

More Health Benefits

Aside from the numerous health benefits associated with the omega-3 fatty acid found in mackerel, this particular fish can also be eaten for a significant source of nutrients. Here is a list of even more reasons why you should eat mackerel:

Protein: Mackerel is rich in protein, with a serving size of three ounces containing approximately 21 grams. Protein is a necessary component of muscle building and repair, and since it's not stored anywhere in the body, it needs to be replenished regularly making mackerel an excellent choice for meals.

Nutrients: An abundance of nutrients can be found in mackerel, which include calcium, potassium, selenium and magnesium. These nutrients help maintain proper function of the body and are important for the heart, bones and teeth, nerves and muscles, and proper metabolic function.

Vitamins: Mackerel is a good source for vitamins like niacin (vitamin B3), choline, folate, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B12. All of these vitamins contain numerous health benefits and help with proper body function as well.

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