Blue fish, also known as oily fish, is one of the healthiest foods, as its great contribution of omega 3 is one of its greatest benefits and a plus for our health.
As we have already mentioned on more than one occasion, including fish in our diet is essential for good health. It is not surprising that fish is one of the essential foods, because of the many benefits it brings to our body. It is one of the most nutritious and healthy foods that exist, as fish is one of the main sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Within this category the most well-known are omega-3s, fats that have a positive effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease as they help reduce blood pressure, increase good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
Types of blue fish
Before emphasizing the different types of blue fish, let’s look at what characteristics divide fish varieties into two groups: blue and white. Although the limits are not well defined, (essentially because the fat content may vary by certain factors) are basically classified based on nutritional criteria.
Specifically, blue fish is the one that usually comes from deep water and is characterized by having more lipid content in its meats. Thus, as healthy fats are healthy fats they become an indispensable type of food in any good diet.
Blue fish, on the other hand, contains a proportion of intramuscular fat that exceeds 5%. In contrast, white or lean fish contains about only 2%. In addition, there is also an intermediate class, semi-fatty fish, such as sea bass or gilthead seabream, which contain between 2% and about 5% fat.
Within the blue fish group we can find the following varieties, which you can find within the section of our products:
- Anchovy or anchovies
- Horse mackerel
Benefits of blue fish
Mainly, this type of fish stand out for its great contribution in omega-3 fatty acids, but let’s take a closer look at what benefits blue fish brings to our health:
Omega 3, source of health
Blue fish is rich in this type of healthy fat, being a fundamental element to prevent cerebrovascular inconveniences.
Helps lower cholesterol
Blue fish helps us lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
Blue fish is a great supply of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iodine, iron, potassium or phosphorus.
High calcium intake
Blue fish also contains fat-soluble vitamins that will help preserve strong bones.