Sunday, 8 January 2017

Excessive Consumption of Catfish Is Dangerous according to Expert

According to a medical practitioner at Abuja Federal Medical Center,Arikawe Adeolu,excessive consumption of catfish could increase one's chance of developing heart diseases. He noted that the catfish contained omega-6 fatty acids that could increase the level of inflammation in the body. He added that inflammation is the underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers and diabetes. He further added that though the presence of omega-3 fatty acid in catfish has a lot of health benefits,its ratio is by far lesser than the omega-6-fatty acid. According to him, it is necessary we consume in moderation to prevent health complications. He stated the role of the each fatty acids and pointed out that when catfish features a lot in your diet, you consume more omega-6 fatty acids in your diet than the protective omega-3 fatty acids thereby putting yourself in danger of contracting disease. He said catfish was a good source of protein, rich in essential amino acids needed to build muscles, bones and different tissues in the body. "catfish contains a moderate amount of calories per serving or per gram, hence, was an ideal choice for those watching their body weight. "catfish is rich in phosphorus and magnesium, which are essential micro-nutrients 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," according to him. Source:Premium times