On the occasion of the celebration tomorrow, Saturday, of the World Nutrition Day, the Castilian Leonese Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition (SCLEDyN) warns about the low consumption of fish among the younger population. In the group that is between 20 and 35 years old, six out of ten do not consume the three recommended weekly portions.

In a statement collected by Ical, they recall that the consumption of fish is essential to maintain a healthy, balanced and adequate diet and that fish is a very complete food that provides us with proteins of high biological value, vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D , B vitamins, iodine, potassium, iron or calcium, among other nutrients. Another property, in the case of oily fish (rainbow trout, sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna, horse mackerel…) is the contribution of Omega 3 fatty acids, which minimize the process of arteriosclerosis.

«The consumption of fish in young people is especially limited, at the present time for economic reasons and due to lack of time in the elaboration process. Giving up its consumption entails possible consequences at the cardiovascular level, especially if it is replaced by processed meats as a source of protein intake, “they warn.

In the general population, a consumption of three or four servings of fish per week is recommended, with blue and white fish being able to vary. However, in pregnant women and children it is recommended to limit the consumption of large predators, both freshwater and saltwater (tuna, shark, swordfish…) due to the high concentrations of mercury.