CONSUMING FISH FOR NUTRITION AND MEDICINE IS BOON OR DOOM: A REVIEW ON SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE

Debolina Banerjee, Anand Prem Rajan
2017 International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy  
Fish are known to be rich source of proteins, minerals and certain vitamins including low saturated fatty acids comprising of omega-3 fatty acid. These dietary sources are considered not only healthy but also nutritious diet for proper growth and development of bones and proper physiological functioning of a healthy body. The fish oil which is consumed worldwide for eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) has its own merits. These advantages are masked by the pollution and
more » ... effects of consuming fish. It has also been reported that accumulation of toxins and other xenobiotic compounds are major concern when discussing the consumption of fish. This is scientific study which highlights both the sides of coin i.e. unbiased projection of benefits verses harmful effects. The health benefits which are discussed elaborately are equi-balanced by deleterious effects leading to the conclusion on this long-debated topic.
doi:10.7897/2277-4343.08144 fatcat:4sf3g5njbnau5difgluzojpxg4