Why fish for health?

Did you know that we should all eat two portions of fish a week for our health? And at least one of them should be oily, like salmon, trout, mackerel or sardines.

This advice comes from the UK Government, which recommends us all to eat fish regularly as part of a healthy diet.  That's because fish and shellfish are good sources of many vitamins and minerals.  But oily fish are especially beneficial because they are rich in long-chain Omega-3 (O3) fatty acids.

Most of us should have more fish in our diet, including more oily fish, because O3 is known to be important for helping to keep your heart healthy.  A diet rich in Omega-3 is also beneficial in a host of other ways, including for joint, bone, brain and eye health.

Studies suggest that O3 helps in the development of the brains of unborn babies; can alleviate the symptoms of ADHD in children; reduce inflammation and help boost long term memory amongst many other benefits.

So, there are many reasons to choose to eat more salmon in your diet - and not just because it's quick, convenient and delicious!

Find out more about omega-3 in seafood here.

  • “Oily fish are really wonderful for our health, eating more of them every week is such a simple way to boost nutrition and improve your diet.”

    Louise Coulbeck, director