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Mackerel Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Jana G.Jana G.
Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Mackerel fish

In addition to its wonderful taste, mackerel has many beneficial properties for the human body. In the places, where it lives and it is caught, there are hundreds of ways to prepare it in combination with different products.

Few people think about the benefits of mackerel for the body, most only appreciate its taste. Each product has chemical properties and acts in a certain way on the body.

The chemical composition of mackerel has a lot of protein and fat and they are more in fish, which are caught in the winter in the northern regions.

The usual amount of fat is 13 grams, which is enough to define fish as oily. Protein averages 18 grams and is absorbed three times faster than protein in beef.

Mackerel is a low calorie fish. To consume the daily amount of calories, we need to eat about 1.5 lb (700 grams) of fish, but we should not forget about the fat in it.

roasted mackerel

Unsaturated fatty acids in mackerel are abundant. They are a valuable product and antioxidant. They help to strengthen the membranes of the body's cells at the expense of neutralizing free electrons.

These are radicals, which can break through cell walls and disrupt their activity. This leads to a number of diseases, including cancer. To avoid this, it is important to eat appropriate foods.

It is no coincidence that children are given fish oil - it is full of unsaturated fatty acids. The chemical composition of mackerel promotes the harmonious growth and development of children and is very beneficial for pregnant and lactating women.

To avoid imbalance between the growth and development of internal organs in adolescents, mackerel should be present in their menu.

Minerals are also valuable mackerel ingredients. It contains potassium, phosphorus, fluorine, sulfur, zinc, chlorine, sodium. These are micronutrients with great benefits. The whole spectrum of B vitamins is contained in this fish. The concentration of vitamin B12 and vitamin PP is high.

Vitamin B helps with DNA synthesis and is involved in fat metabolism. Frequently eating mackerel regulates the blood sugar, helps the digestive system and strengthens the nervous system. It supports the formation of hemoglobin and oxygen saturation.

Thanks to fats and unsaturated fatty acids, it is very good for the brain, skin and hair. The high concentration of phosphorus helps build many enzymes, which cause the chemical reactions of cells.

The whole vitality of the organism can be ensured with only one type of fish. The phosphoric acids in mackerel are the tissue of the human skeleton, so it is very good for children, but also for adults, because over the years they develop problems with the musculoskeletal system.

Once you are familiar with the benefits of mackerel, we can only recommend that you try one of the following tried and tested mackerel recipes:

- fried mackerel;

- grilled mackerel;

- mackerel with tomato sauce;

- mackerel soup;

- roasted mackerel;