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Is fish meat healthy?

I am a 23 year old male and I eat fish meat almost every day. Is fish meat healthy?

4 Answers

Fish is a source of so many vital nutrients that it can maintain a healthy balance in your body, and help fight all sorts of major diseases. Apart from these benefits, eating fish can also improve your metabolism, sleep quality, skin quality, concentration and alleviate inflammation. Government dietary guidelines recommend that people eat fish twice a week - for most individuals it's fine to eat fish every day.
It depends on the type of fish you are consuming. Wild caught salmon is excellent. However, farm raised should never be eaten. Always purchase wild caught. Also, avoid Talapia. It is a farm raised fish.
Mostly depends on the fish, where they come from and if they have both scales and fins or if they are scavenger fish. (such as cat fish) If they are wild caught, they will most likely be safer to eat than farm raised. And if they are not scavenger fish they will be safer because they excrete toxins instead of keep them in their tissue. However, eating fish everyday is not the best solution. A variety of protein is best, including spinach as a source of protein.
Fish can have some beneficial fats and other nutrients for the body but you should choose wild-caught fish and vary the types of fish you eat. Some fish can have higher levels of mercury and toxins so I don't recommend you eat fish that are higher on the food chain more than a few times a month. This is a great resource: