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What Is The Importance Of Fish In Our Diet And Life?

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Hassan Raza answered
Fish is one of our most valuable sources of protein food. World wide, people obtain about 25% of their animal protein from fish and shell fish. About 35% of all fish is eaten fresh, chilled or frozen. It is also cured or canned (16% each) or made into oil and fish meal (32%). Fish and marine products are used as medicine, ground into vitamins, or processed into cosmetics and perfumes, lubricants, varnishes, soap and margarine. Whales, seals and oysters are valued for many of the above uses.

Industries process many inferior fish and fish waste products into glue, livestock feed and fertilizers. Scientists often use fish, especially goldfish, for experiments and medical research.

Many people enjoy keeping goldfish, guppies, tetras and other fish as pets in home aquariums. Angling is a popular pastime in all parts of the world. In many maritime nations such as Peru, Japan, China, and Russia, fish forms a valuable daily diet as well as export item. Countries located close to continental shelves where warm and cold currents converge as in the N.W. Atlantic (Grand Bank, near Newfoundland), N.E. Atlantic (near Dogger's Bank in the north sea)  and N.W. Pacific (Eastern Russia and Japan)  enjoy great prosperity brought by the fishing industry.

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Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for normal growth particularly for the blood vessels and the nerves as well as keeping our skin and other tissues youthful and supple. Research studies have revealed that in populations that consume large quantities of fish, with a high utilization of Omega3s, there is a reduced risk of heart disease.

As of now, there is no recommended daily allowance for Omega3s, but studies demonstrate that consuming only two servings a week of fish do result in health benefits. Though, because of the mercury content in fish, it is also recommended that consumption be restricted to two to three servings a week, particularly among children, and pregnant and nursing women since they are at higher danger of suffering from mercury toxicity according to the American Heart Association.

The bottom line is that fish is very good for us and is an important and vital part of a healthy diet. Prefer to eat those fish that are lowest in contaminants. Fish like cod, haddock, tilapia, flounder and trout are low in fat and in mercury as well. But limit overall fish consumption and utilization to two servings (12 ounces) a week to lessen exposure to mercury.
Elizabeth Dilworth Profile
The importance of fish is that it gives you omega-3 and protein that you  body needs in your diet.
Fish and shellfish are excellent sources of protein that are low in fat. A 3-ounce cooked serving of most fish and shellfish provides about 20 grams of protein, or about a third of the average daily recommended protein intake. The protein in fish is of high quality, containing an abundance of essential amino acids, and is very digestible for people of all ages. Seafood is also generally lower in fat and calories than beef, poultry or pork. Seafood is also loaded with minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium (canned fish with soft, edible bones).
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Many fish clean the water in lakes,ponds,or whatever habitat they live in.
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sara khan answered
Fishin g which inturn helps to export to earn foreign exchange and to get proteins
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We need fish because its yummy and its got lots of omega 3 and vitamins in it

No, it's because fish is good and everyone likes fish
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alice darley answered
A recent American study shows that popular fish, like tilapia, is worse than bacon for your health. I read at  Project Weight Loss what's the problem with tilapia. Tilapia is one of the most highly consumed fish in America.

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