This is how healthy the pescetarian diet is

2. Healthy hair thanks to fish oil and fatty acids

The omega-3 fatty acids ingested from the fish-rich Prescetarian diet can not only protect skin cells, but also strengthen hair and hair roots. In studies, researchers were able to observe that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as a dietary supplement to a balanced diet could delay hair loss in women and improve hair density. Another 2018 study found that fermented mackerel fish oil had a stimulating effect on hair growth in volunteers.

3. Antioxidant cell protection

The antioxidants we get from food protect the cells in our body from the harmful effects of free, oxygen radical compounds. Vitamins are particularly powerful antioxidant substances that bind to free radicals and help prevent damage. Therefore, vitamins play a special role in our skin. Signs of aging, such as wrinkles, are the result of Cellular damage to our skin, which are caused by highly reactive and aggressive oxygen compounds. Anyone who eats fish regularly eats a lot of important fish Antioxidants like vitamins A, D, K, E and B vitamins. Herring, for example, contains rich vitamins and, as part of a balanced fish diet, can help prevent signs of premature skin ageing.

advice and recommendations

Do you want to know more about the pescetarian diet? In the new book “Eat beautiful! Pescetarians – The new way of life” by Prof. Dr. Werner Mang, in 128 pages you will find everything you need to know about pescetarianism, how to successfully change your diet and the benefits of consuming regular fish for your health.

In Carla de Vries’ “Pescetarian Cookbook” you will find 100 delicious and simple pescetarian recipes that you can immediately cook at home. Add variety and pescetarian balance to your diet!

Much help much? Fish better only twice a week

Regardless of what diet you follow: make sure you eat a balanced diet and avoid excessive consumption of supposedly health-promoting foods. Of course, fish is healthy and provides the body with a huge amount of important nutrients, fatty acids and minerals. Eating fish several times a day is also not a good idea. the German Nutrition Society recommends about two servings of fish a week. Follow this recommendation as part of the pescetarian diet.

Excessive consumption of fish is not recommended for at least two reasons. First the seas and waters are already heavily overexploited. The human appetite for fish is already having a major negative impact on marine, river and lake ecosystems. For reasons of sustainability and environmental protection alone, you should adjust your fish intake. Secondly Many species of fish are contaminated with environmental toxins. Predatory fish like tuna have a high level of mercury. The toxin accumulates in our body with further consumption and can cause harm to our health. Headaches, nerve damage or nausea can be the consequences.

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