Garfish, an ally of bones and heart health

Garfish, an ally of bones and heart health

Especially widespread in the Mediterranean, this fish is rich in important benefits

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Belonging to the Belonidae family, garfish is a very common fish in the Mediterranean, but also in the Black Sea. When it is named, it is appropriate to mention some important health benefits. As highlighted by the experts of the Humanitas group, this fish is characterized by an important amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

These healthy lipids, by virtue of their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant efficacy, represent a crucial point of reference when it comes to how to preserve heart health. Be careful, though: cholesterol is also present in the lipids present in the garfish.

To avoid negative repercussions on cardiovascular health, it is advisable to pay attention to the daily dosage of dietary cholesterol. Experts recommend keeping within 300 mg if you are in good health (in the event of problems, it is best not to exceed 200).

Rich in vitamin D and calcium, crucial nutrients for the health of bones and teeth, garfish has the advantage of being characterized by the presence of B vitamins – we find in particular vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B12 – essential for the proper functioning of the metabolism (which has objective advantages for maintaining weight).

There is no denying it: garfish is a real concentrate of benefits. Among the most interesting is the content of really valuable minerals. We mentioned football, which is certainly not the only one. Among others it is possible to mention potassium, very important for the regularity of blood pressure and consequently for heart health. Garfish is also characterized by the presence of phosphorus, which plays a decisive role when it comes to transforming the food we consume every day into energy.

A parenthesis must be devoted to the content of antioxidant vitamins. Garfish is characterized specifically by the presence of vitamin A, very important for the efficiency of eyesight and for the beauty of the skin, and by that of vitamin C or ascorbic acid, essential for the proper functioning of the immune system.

Also distinguished by the presence of vitamin E or tocopherol, garfish can be found on the market all year round. Today, there is no evidence of its interaction with the efficacy of drugs. In any case, before starting to take it, you should ask your doctor for advice.

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