Thursday, 9 August 2018

Why Eating Catfish is Very Dangerous for Your Health

Speaking in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, a medical practitioner, Dr. Arikawe Adeolu, revealed that excessive consumption of catechyr could increase the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases.

According to Vanguard, the practitioner at the Federal Medical Center, Jabi, Abuja, who gave the warning, said that omega-6 fatty acids contained catfish contained, which could increase the level of inflammation in the body.

He added that inflammation was the underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers and diabetes. He said that the catfish also contained omega-3 fatty acids, which had a lot of health benefits, the ratio of omega-6 was greater than omega-3 fatty acids.

While explaining further, Adeolu said that this is necessary for the sake of being consumed in moderation to prevent health complications. "Catfish is rich in two fatty acids - omega-3 fatty acids and the omega-6 fatty acids.

"The omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the concentration of bad cholesterol in the blood stream and increase the concentration of good cholesterol in the blood stream.

It also helps protect the heart and the cardiovascular system from any form of disease, and prevents inflammation in the body.

"The underlining basis for most cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and many other diseases that we know today, is chronic inflammation, which means a long standing inflammation in the body.

"This is where catfish controversy comes in. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which contains many health benefits, it contains more omega-6 fatty acids.

"Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory in the sense that they increase the level of inflammation within the body and make it more likely to any type of disease.

"When catfish features a lot in your diet, you consume more omega-6 fatty acids in your diet than the omega-3 fatty acids.

"The optimal ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids is presumed, but because the catfish is reared artificially and is fed with synthesized food, the ratio can be up to ten to one, '' he said.

Adeolu also said that there is a lot of controversy surrounding the consumption of catfish, it still has some advantages over most fishes. different tissues in the body.

He explained that a moderate amount of calories per serving or per gram, hence, was an ideal choice for those watching their body weight.

According to him, catfish is rich in phosphorus and magnesium, which are essential micronutrients that play a significant role in a lot of biochemical processes in the body.

"Catfish has a very low amount of mercury, which is very toxic to the human body and can, when consumed in large quantities, damage the nervous system," Adeolu said.

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