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9 Healthy fresh fishes available in Dubai stores

The heat of the summer makes seafood a great choice for lunch. These ideas include cold seafood recipes and seafood platters that are easy to prepare in advance, as well as cooked seafood recipes.

In Dubai we can buy all kind of seafood, both imported and locally produced / harvested. Here is a list of the most healthy fishes easily available in almost all supermarkets.

1. Mackerels

Mackerel is one of the most widely consumed fish variety in India. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and high amount of proteins, eating this fish provides a wide range of health benefits. Here are the top 6 reasons you should start eating mackerel
  1. Prevents heart disease
  2. Lowers risk of diabetes
  3. Controls blood pressure levels
  4. Reduces symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Improves cognitive function
  6. Increases survival chance of bowel cancer patients
Mackerel is one of the very few natural sources containing good amounts of vitamin D which most people in Dubai lack.

2. Salmons

Just two servings of salmon each week may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 17 per cent and your risk of having a heart attack by 27 per cent. And the benefits appear to go beyond the heart. A Swedish study that followed more than 6000 men for 30 years found that those who ate moderate amounts of fatty fish dramatically cut their risk of prostate cancer – by a third. And researchers recently found that people who had the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood were 53 per cent less likely to feel mildly or moderately depressed.

3. Pacific Sardines

Sardines provide plenty of essential nutrients, earning them a place in a "Diabetes Forecast" list of five superfoods you should be eating. These nutritional powerhouses may have a bit of a bad reputation due to their strong taste and smell, but if you get past this, you'll be able to reap the potential health benefits of these small fish. One way to do this is to include sardines in pasta sauces and stews, where they will add to the flavor without being overpowering.

Sardines are best for Macronutrients Sardines are best for Macronutrients Minerals and Omega-3 Fats

4. Trevally

These have healthy nutrients and good for pregnant and breastfeeding women.Trevally Fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for the development of the nervous system in unborn babies and young children, as well as iodine and vitamin B12. Trevallys have low mercury levels also

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5. Red Snapper

Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions. 

Caution : Despite the potential health benefits, red snapper may contain mercury levels that make it unsafe for pregnant women and young children to eat more than a few times a month.

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6. Dover Sole

Dover sole is the common market name for a species of wild flatfish that lives on the ocean floor. This delicately flavored, lean, white fish is filled with healthful nutrients and is low in mercury.
A 6-ounce serving of plain, baked Dover sole has approximately 26 grams of protein, 52 percent of the daily value, DV, set by the United States Food and Drug Administration based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. The same serving provides 4 grams of fat, just 0.06 percent of the DV, 146 calories and contains no carbohydrates or fiber.

A 6-ounce serving of plain, baked sole contains 2.17 milligrams of niacin, almost 11 percent of the DV. The same serving also contains 37 percent of the DV for vitamin B-12. Niacin helps your body convert food into energy and is crucial for healthy skin, blood cells, brain and nervous system function. Vitamin B-12 helps protect nerve cells and helps make red blood cells.

7. Sea Breams

Sea bream is a really charming white fish, often dubbed the tastiest white meat. Sea bream has a rating of 2 according to the Marine Conservation Society Good Fish Guide. This means you can officially feel good about yourself for eating it, not just because it has healthy stock levels, but also because it’s damned good for you. 

8. Pearl Spot (Karimeen)

Pearl Spot fish, known as ‘karimeen’ in South India, is one of the most widely available varieties especially in the Kerala backwaters,

It is a low-fat, high-protein food, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which keep our heart and brain healthy.

This variety is also rich in Vitamin D and riboflavin, as well as in minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish have many health benefits. Hence, regular consumption of fish is heart-healthy as it helps lower blood pressure.

9. White Hammour (White Grouper)

Grouper comes in numerous varieties, colors and sizes. Like most fish, grouper contains large amounts of protein, minimal amounts of saturated fat and no sugar. Unlike fatty cold-water fish, grouper does not supply large amounts of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Grouper can also carry a toxin, ciguatera, which can cause neurological problems if you ingest it.

Caution : Despite the potential health benefits, these may contain mercury levels.

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