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Your A to Z of fish

Got a burning question about fish and your diet or health? Then you’ve come to the right place. Registered dietitian and nutritionist Juliette Kellow has put together this comprehensive guide covering everything you need to know about fish from A to Z.

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Phosphorus

This mineral is needed to maintain normal bones and teeth and for cell membranes to function normally. It also plays a role in producing energy. Most varieties of fish contain...

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Polyunsaturated fats

Experts agree that replacing some of the saturated fat in our diet with unsaturated fats such as polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats can help to lower blood cholesterol levels, which in...

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Portion sizes

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition recommends that a healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily. This is because...

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Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that plays a role in maintaining normal blood pressure, and muscle and nerve function. Many varieties of fish contain potassium, including cod, coldwater prawns, coley, cuttlefish...

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Pregnancy

Like everyone else, pregnant women should have two portions of fish each week, one of which should be an oil-rich fish. Fish provides a wide range of nutrients, including protein...

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Protein

All varieties of fish, including white, oily and shellfish, are an excellent source of protein, which supports the growth and maintenance of muscle, and also helps to maintain normal bone.

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