Why the medicinal value of seafood is good for human health?

Do you know the medicinal value of shellfish? Searching for examples of fin fish items? Which are the fishes that are available in canned form in markets? Check out this post to get interesting information of seafood regarding its nutrients and medicinal values.

Sea foods are important for the health of a human body. Usually the sea food items include canned fish, fin fish and shell fishes. The examples of canned fish items are Anchovies, Sardines and Tuna. The fin fish items include Tuna, Trout, Sushi, Sword fish, Tilapia, Snapper, Salmon, Mackerel, Halibut and Catfish while the fishes that are included in shell fish category are Crab, Clams, Lobster, Mussels, Octopus, Shrimp, Oyster and Squid. Most of these terms are familiar with almost all of us. When I was volunteering in a food bank, I found that the canned fish was the most widely used one among the 3 types of seafood, for distribution purposes. It was mainly because of its nature to make transportation very easily. Among the different food items that were available in food banks, the canned fish was one that is supposed to be put in the protein category. I think from this small point itself, you may have got an idea that seafood are rich in protein content. But let me tell you one thing. Apart from this protein content, seafood are also rich in other important nutrients. So get ready to have a look at those nutrients and then we can easily understand the medicinal values association with seafood.

Nutrients present in seafood

  • Proteins
  • Vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin. Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin D)
  • Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Fatty acids
  • Cholesterol
  • Omega 3 fatty acids

Health benefits of seafood

Why is seafood considered to be healthy for a human body? If you have gone through the list of nutrients present in it, definitely you may have the idea that they are secrets of energy we will get when we eat seafood. Here lets have a look at those points.
  • Helps to keep your heart healthy:
    The presence of omega 3 fatty acids present in seafood helps to control bad cholesterol, also known as LDL(Low density lipoprotein) OR simply unhealthy cholesterol, thereby protecting our arteries and protecting our body from strokes, heart attacks and artherosclerosis
  • Helps to repair cells and tissues:
    I have already mentioned about the presence of proteins in sea foods. When we eat sea food, it is the presence of protein that helps to maintain a healthy human body
  • Good for eyes:
    The presence of vitamin A in sea food will help you to have a good vision
  • Helps to keep skin and bone healthy:
    Most of sea foods are considered to be rich sources of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and calcium. The presence of certain vitamins in sea foods helps to reduce the chance of skin cancer in human body. Vitamins, minerals and calcium prevents the risk of osteoporosis in human beings thereby helping to build strong bones


Among the different types of sea food, there are small fishes and large fishes. These small fishes due to their very short life span will contain less toxins when compared to large fishes. Another fact is regarding its cooking. You have to cook thoroughly a fish before eating it otherwise the parasites present in it will affect your health. Try to purchase sea food items from a trusted source so that you can make sure the item is good.

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