• 21/07/2024 12:45

Salmon or herring: which is healthier?

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There has long been a debate in society as to which is healthier: salmon or herring.

This information was reported by Pixelinform, URA-Inform reports.  

Salmon is also called “king salmon” because of its excellent taste and pale pink color of the meat. Like any fatty fish, salmon is an ideal source of omega-3 acids, which are important for humans. They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Our body cannot synthesize them on its own, and we obtain these beneficial substances only from food. Two to three servings of fish per week will be enough to provide you with the necessary fatty acids. 

Experts note: when frying, salmon can lose up to 70% of its nutrients. Therefore, to preserve the maximum quantity, it is recommended to bake, boil or steam this fish.

However, not only delicious varieties of fatty fish are useful. A budget-friendly, but no less valuable alternative is herring. It retains all its beneficial properties when frozen immediately after catching. Fish retains its beneficial properties even when preserved, but when salted spicy it contains a large amount of salt.

For this reason, liquid may be retained in the body of a person who has consumed such herring and swelling may form. And it is completely recommended that people who have heart problems or high blood pressure avoid it.

At the same time, the fat content of this commercial fish is as high as that of salmon and trout, and the content of beneficial omega acids is even slightly higher. Herring is one of the leaders in the content of vitamin D and the microelement selenium, which is very important for the normal functioning of the immune system.

Also, this affordable fish is an excellent additional source of iodine, phosphorus, vitamin E and B vitamins. Easily digestible protein the product is also on the same level as delicious red fish – about 18–20 g.

Plus to everything — the presence of amino acids beneficial to the body, which reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. They also contribute to the production of hormones of happiness and sleep, stimulate bone restoration after injury, and perform a number of other equally useful functions.

Thus, this confirms the fact that the most beneficial for humans is not red fish, but rather simple herring .

Recall that we previously reported why spaghetti should not be broken before cooking: the Italians have revealed the secret.

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