International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research


International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Significance of fish nutrients for human health


Surya Prakash Mishra

Fishes are good source of aquatic food. These are richboth in macro and micro nutrients, required for growth and better human health.Fish proteins haveimmunoglobulins that act as defense mechanism against viral and bacterial infections and prevent protein calorie malnutrition. The lipids of fishescontainLC n-3 PUFA like EPA and DHAthat not only maintains the blood pressure but also helpful in preventing the cardiovascular diseases. Iron helps in hemoglobin synthesis and prevents the occurrence of anemia. Selenium is important for the function of the thyroid gland.Calcium and vitamin D naturally present in fishes prevent the rickets, low bone-mineral density and osteomalacia to occur. Vitamin A helps to maintain the normal vision and normal immune system. In present review article, author tried to describe the importance ofnutrients present in fishes for human health in Indian prospective. Author also recommends for an awareness campaign about the health benefits of fish consumption
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Surya Prakash Mishra. Significance of fish nutrients for human health. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 47-49
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research