Eating Fried Fish Can Trigger Stroke
Nutrition experts always recommend three types of healthy foods that must be consumed which are fruits, vegetables, and fish. But, if the fish is processed by frying will it still be included as a healthy food?
Apparently not. At least according to a study to see the link between fish consumption and stroke. The survey conducted in the area called “stroke belt” in America, namely Carolina, Arkansas and Louisiana, because of the high stroke patients in this area, found that the majority of the population regularly eat fish, but processed by frying.
Stroke is caused by blood vessels that supply nutrients to the brain are blocked due to blockages in blood vessels. As a result, nerve cells that need oxygen dies. All factors that increase the risk of heart disease, such as hypertension and high cholesterol, can also cause stroke.
According to the study, 32 percent of the population in the “stroke belt” region eats fried fish twice a week, even more, than residents in other areas.
Dr.Fadi Nahab, director of the stroke program at Emory University Hospital, said frying will cause a fish to loose its stroke prevention benefits.
A study conducted in Spain found that when a fish is fried, the unsaturated fatty acid content of omega-3 found in fish will disappear and will be replaced by fat which are not healthy. This is mainly on deep-sea fish such as salmon. In other species of fish, a decrease of omega-3 that occur are not as many.
“Eating fish is not enough. How you process it is also important, “said Nahab according to time .