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Aquaculture Products - Their Importance and Health Benefits

3/5/2012 1:16:26 PM | by Anonymous

Aquaculture Products

The growing population of humanity means growing demand in food sources. The basic method of fishing and hunting for food is not enough to sustain the needs of human population. We tried commercial fishing to get a hold of as many land and aquatic species as we can necessary for human consumption. However, this may result to their extinction so we look for another way to keep up with the increasing demand for food that led us to growing them ourselves such as aquaculture farming.

 

Aquaculture farming is the cultivation of aquatic organisms such as fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mollusks and even aquatic plants. The aquaculture products are farmed individually. We can refer the different kinds of aquaculture as fish farming, oyster faming, shrimp farming, algaculture or seaweed farming as well as the cultivation of ornamental fish.

 

We continue to patronize eating fish because of its many health benefits. Fish is high in protein and an important source of omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies do not produce omega-3 fatty acids so one way to get them is by eating fish. Some aquaculture products containing these nutrients are salmon, trout and oysters. Omega-3 fatty acids help in maintaining a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attack. They are essential to pregnant women by developing healthy brain function and development of vision and nerves on infants. These nutrients may lessen the risk of depression, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, diabetes and ADHD. The omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of arthritis and prevent its inflammation.

 

Fish is truly one of our important food sources. Several kinds of aquaculture farming have been developed so we can be provided with a variety of aquaculture products. We can protect them from extinction by reducing commercial fishing and by continuously looking for ways to cultivate them properly.

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