Cod - fish belonging to the family of sturgeon that lives in the Atlantic Ocean.
Useful properties of cod
White meat of cod is valued because of its juiciness, nutritional value and low energy value - calorie cod is 69 kcal. Cod is not inferior to the meat of animals in protein and contains all essential amino acids. Moreover, its meat is better absorbed by the meat of animals.
Use cod high because fish contains many essential elements for the human body: calcium, phosphorus, iodine, biotin, sulfur, zinc, potassium, vitamins B12 and PP.
Extremely valuable product is cod liver, which contains omega-3, carotene, vitamins A, B, C, D, folic acid, sodium, magnesium, copper and iron.
Use of cod
Talk about the medicines produced by the liver of cod or meat, it is not necessary - the fish used by people as food. The exception is perhaps that fish oil and diagnostic allergens.
Use of cod because it contained vitamin B12 helps to improve blood formation, normalize the blood coagulation system.
Thanks to vitamin PP cod with regular inclusion in the diet to prevent the development of many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Invaluable great benefits of cod for people suffering from iodine deficiency. In addition, iodine - an important trace element for the growing organism, so cod must be present in the diet of children.
Sulfur contained in fish helps improve the condition of skin, hair and nails.
Potassium is also found in cod meat, stimulates the brain, regulates the pressure and maintains acid-base balance and the liquid.
Low calorie cod allows people to use it, stick to your diet. It is also important that the fish is easily digested and well absorbed.
Fish oil, which is produced from cod liver oil contains vitamin A, necessary for the growth of the body, and vitamin D, promotes formation of bone tissue, so it is used for the prevention of rickets in children, disorders of memory.
Use of cod liver oil is high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are important for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular diseases micronutrients. Use of cod liver oil to avoid the appearance of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of blood vessels.
Doctors strongly recommend the use of cod liver in diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Use of cod liver is also to the iron content, which is used for prevention of anemia, and copper, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Cod liver oil is recommended to include in the diet of children, the elderly and pregnant women, it is desirable constantly at the recommended doses have cod liver oil, starting from the second trimester and continue to use it during breastfeeding.
In addition, of course, the product is useful for healthy people of any age.
The meat of cod is contraindicated for people with individual intolerance of the product. The liver of fish should be eaten with caution for those who suffer hypotension, hyperthyroidism, cholelithiasis, urolithiasis.
Given that an overdose of vitamin A can adversely affect fetal development, fish is not recommended for pregnant women to abuse. Full amount of fish that can eat expectant mother, it is advisable to discuss with the attending physician.
It is also noted that the use of cod in a large number of children can lead to diseases of the nervous system and underdevelopment.
In order not to harm themselves, it is important not to have cod liver oil on an empty stomach, because of the huge amount of fat can cause problems with digestion, and to respect the use of cod - no more than 10-15 grams of liver every day, or not more than 100- 150 grams per week.
At the use of cod liver oil and fish of the pregnant women, nursing women and children should be taken into account taken of multivitamins.