Benefits of eating fish

Mussels with white wine and parsley sauce
Seafood – Much more than tidbit
1 August, 2016

Know the benefits of eating fish. Learn about half a dozen reasons to eat fish.

The Portuguese coast is full of fish, and the city of Matosinhos with traditions in the fishing industry, brings us daily fresh fish. The consumption of this food, along with a balanced diet is important to have a healthy, complete and balanced diet.

The restaurants in the town of Matosinhos receive daily fresh fish, is the ideal material for confection the best fish dishes typical of Portuguese cuisine. Besides being tasty, these fish dishes bring many benefits to your health. At Restaurant Manel we know the importance of this food is for your well-being and present half a dozen reasons to eat fish:

1 - Provides high biological value protein
Fish is rich in proteins that are essential for growth and repair of cells in our body. Especially after physical exercise.

2 - It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids
This food is high in fat, but note that it is healthy fat to our body and fits perfectly in a healthy diet. The omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are great for the health of your heart and brain as well as for the general well-being of your entire body. Every adult needs to consume about 4 grams of omega-3 per day. A portion medium-sized salmon contains about 1.5 grams of fatty acids.
3 - Provides good quantities of vitamins A, D and B12 It is a rich and natural source of important vitamins and nutrients for the health of your bones and teeth, especially vitamin D, for their concertation, and calcium.

4 - It is a source of minerals such as iodine, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc
In addition to the precious fatty acids, fish is a source of other essential nutrients found in other foods sparingly. Virtually all fish give us proteins, minerals, iodine and several vitamins we need for our body. Minerals such as iodine, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc are important for the immune system and a healthy hormone production.

5 - It has good digestibility
How it has a good digestibility fish consumption becomes suitable for all age groups.

6 - Due to the high nutritional value, may confer a protective effect on the appearance of various pathologies.
Fish consumption, set in a balanced diet is the best way to maintain a healthy heart, it helps in preventing cardiovascular disease.

Eat fish, live better!


Enjoy the typical Portuguese dishes, especially fresh fish and seafood. All our fish and seafood is delivered to us daily from the fish market of Matosinhos. Those who appreciate the generosity of the local land, will find in the restaurant O Manel appetizing dishes every day. Enjoy the specialties of our chef cook, Dona Tina.