Ten reasons why it’s important to eat fish

Sea Harvest factory shop Centurion has the following specials:

  • Crumbed Calamari rings 800g @ R42.90ea
  • Plain Hake Portions @ R39.90 per kg
  • Calamari Platter 1kg @ R59.90 each
  • Fish Cakes 2kg @ R84.90

We all know that fish is a great source of Omega3 fatty-acids. But if you needed more than that to convince you, consider these top ten reasons to take up more fish in your diet.

  1. High fish-consuming nations like Japan, Greenland and the Mediterranean have lower rates of cardiovascular disease than Western countries like the UK.
  1. Omega-3 helps to lower ‘bad cholesterol’ and boost ‘good cholesterol’ keeping that all-important balance for healthy arteries.
  1. Fish is high in protein which is essential for cell growth and repair especially after exercise.
  1. Fish contains lots of heart-healthy ‘good fats’ and less saturated fat than red meat.
  1. The UK has over 100 types of fish available yet, with an average consumption of only 54g oily fish each week which is less than half of the 140g recommended, we still need to eat more.
  1. Omega-3 is shown to have anti-thrombotic properties, helping to reduce the risk of blood clots which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
  1. Fish and shellfish are rich sources of calcium and vitamin D which are important for healthy bones and teeth.
  1. Omega-3 has anti-inflammatory properties which help to prevent the build- up of atherosclerotic plaques which cause arteries to narrow and blood pressure to rise.
  1. Omega-3 protects against arrhythmia, an irregular heart beat which increases the risk of stroke.
  1. Fish and shellfish are good sources of minerals, iodine and selenium which are important for healthy hormone production and immune system.

Sea harvest calarings

 

Sea harvest fish cakes

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent, global, non-profit organisation that was established to recognize, through a certification programme, well-managed fisheries and to curb over fishing in many parts of the world. The MSC is the world’s leading certification and eco-labeling programme for sustainable seafood. Its standards have been developed for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability and meet the world’s toughest best practice criteria.

MSC LogoThe MSC certification is the gold standard in sustainable fishing and consumers can be assured that seafood products carrying the MSC label come from a certified sustainable fishery. In 2004, after extensive investigation and verification, the South African deep-sea and in-shore Hake Trawling industry was awarded MSC certification. Sea Harvest played an instrumental role in facilitating this certification. The South African Hake Trawling industry was the first hake fishery in the world to be awarded MSC status.

Every link in the supply chain has to pass a detailed traceability audit annually after which it is awarded a Chain of Custody (CoC) certificate. Sea Harvest has obtained MSC Chain of Custody and all Sea Harvest South African Hake products can therefore carry the coveted blue MSC logo. View the MSC website here.

(Specials at Sea Harvest factory shop Centurion valid from 25 October until 30 Nov 2016 while stocks last)

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