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Fish for Healthy Skin

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My family loves fish and it is a regular part of our diet.  Not only because fresh fish is a low calorie, high protein food, but also because the omega-3 fatty acids act as a strong remedy against sun damage!

The miracle, called omega-3 fatty acids

If sun protection is one of your biggest worries, have in mind that eating fish can act like a safeguard of your skin. This is because the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have beneficial effect on the cell membrane.  This membrane is not only a barrier to harmful elements, but it also provides normal assimilation of valuable nutrients.

Additionally to increasing the strength and elasticity of the cell membrane, these fatty acids can do more for your skin health. There is medical evidence that food, rich in omega-3 helps against inner inflammation and fights the aging processes in your body.  By providing essential nutrients like Selenium, Iodine, Phosphorus fish in your diet not only prevents you from getting  skin cancer, but also provides amazing beauty benefits, including glowing skin and healthy strands.  Did you know that about three percent of the hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids?

Which fish is good for your skin health and why?

As our organism can’t produce omega-3 fatty acids, for this reason it needs an outside help to remain healthy and strong. You can choose from a variety of fresh fish to reinforce your body and skin: salmon or herring, tuna or halibut, sardines or anchovies, mackerel or rainbow trout.

A 4-ounce piece of fresh fish as wild-caught salmon, for example, provides the daily recommendable value of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (55%), Protein (53.1%), Vitamin B12 (236%), Vitamin B3 (56.3%), Vitamin B5 (18.4%), Vitamin B6 (37.6%), Vitamin D (127%), Selenium (78.3%), Phosphorus (52.1%), Iodine (21.3%).

Healthy ways to cook fish

Finally, consuming fish is best if you prepare it in a healthy way, like baked or broiled, with vegetables or brown rice. No deep-fried food is good for your health, and so does fish. Luckily, there are many healthy recipes for preparing fish, available in the Internet, which could inspire you to explore new taste while staying fit.

One of My Favorite Ways To Cook Salmon

There’s nothing better than bringing family together over a wonderful meal.  I always look forward to our get-togethers over extended Sunday lunches.  This healthy Whole Poached Salmon with Watercress & Avocado Mayonnaise is loved by our whole family and can be prepared a day ahead of time. (Get Full Recipe Here)

Whole poached salmon with watercress & avocado mayonnaise

Whole poached salmon with watercress and avocado mayonnaise from Art de Fete

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