Fish is an excellent source of nutrients needed to keep us healthy, and with so many different species to choose from, it’s easy to meet your recommended two servings a week. Find out why they are so good nutritionally…
Fish is rich in very important nutrients, making it a mealtime staple. Vegetarians and vegans need to look for other sources of these valuable and essential nutrients.
A great source of protein
Fish is a great source of protein. It varies by species, but on average fish provides approximately 19.5g of protein per 100g. How much protein we need varies by the individual, with needs dependent on body weight, in addition to other factors, because protein has a role in the growth, repair and maintenance of the body. For example, protein promotes muscle growth, and helps maintain muscle mass and normal bones. It’s especially important that children consume enough protein, as they need it for the normal growth and development of their bones. A meal containing Findus fish products can provide a great source of protein and be perfectly balanced with a portion of vegetables and a side of whole grain starchy carbohydrates. Our battered fish fillets are a great way to get your children eating and enjoying fish.
Important vitamins and minerals
Other key nutrients found in our fish species in varying amounts include selenium, iodine and vitamin D. Selenium helps to maintain a healthy immune system and thyroid function, as well as maintaining normal hair and nails, while iodine contributes to normal growth in children, and normal cognitive brain and thyroid function.
Vitamin D is the
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Boosting your omega 3
The nutritional profile of a fish – i.e., the nutrients it contains and how much – depends on the species. For example, omega 3 is found in fish species including pollock, salmon and haddock. Omega 3 is considered to be an ‘essential’ fatty acid because you need to consume it in the diet, as our bodies cannot make these themselves or can only make them in small quantities. It is recommended that children and adults across the world get enough omega 3 in their diets to meet dietary requirements and including fish in the diet can be a great way to boost your omega 3 intake.