Certain types of fish provide exceptionally high protein and healthy fat content. For this reason many weight watchers have moved to eating more of these fish to keep their weight down.
Fish is one of the richest sources of protein available naturally. Including more protein in your diet can greatly help in losing weight, as protein takes longer to digest when compared to carbohydrates. This keeps you feeling full for longer and prevents overeating.
The protein in fish can also assist you build good muscle mass which helps you burn more calories at rest state and contribute to weight loss. Some varieties of fish also have a good amount of healthy fats, which also promote satiety or fullness.
Fish species such as, for example, cod, haddock, halibut and salmon all have low calorie content. Then when compared to other types of meat, fish contains has negligible amount of fats and carbohydrates, making it the ideal food to combat weight gain.
Fish is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. It is well known that chronic low-grade inflammation can bring on obesity. So, adding more Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet can help lower the inflammation in your body and prevent obesity.
For best weight loss results, recommended consumption is for 85 to 170 g of fish per serving with two to three servings a week. Should you suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension, it is suggested you limit the amount of fish per serving to 100 g.
More in the next blog post published at thefreshfishplace.co.uk about the additional benefits gained by eating the species of fish mentioned for weight loss, namely Cod, Haddock, Halibut and Salmon.
Consuming fish can result in faster weight loss while enjoying all the other benefits such as omega-3s, potein, vitamins and minerals. The friendly, knowledgable staff at any of our 6 shops – Bathgate | Dunfermlne | Falkirk | Grangemouth | Kinross | Stirling – look forward to welcoming you. If more convenient, consider placing a regular order for home delivery.
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According to NHS Scotland, a healthy, balanced diet should include at least 2 portions of fish a week.