22 December 2011

Culinary Choice 2012, Seafood Better Health

Currently the government is actively campaigning for Eating Fish Movement (Germani). Indeed, if you look at people's consumption patterns that exist today, eating fish has not been the usual routine. Mothers at home were accustomed to serving dish of chicken or beef instead of fish. This could be because the wishes of the children.

Moreover with the emergence of fast food outlets serving famous junk food category. Reinforced with advertisements for fast food is presented on television is bombastic. Making children think junk food is more contemporary lifestyle. Means taking an own prestige. The difference is not with eating fish?

If seen, the national fish consumption is increased. From 29.08 kg per capita per year in 2009, to 30.47 kg per capita per year in 2010. However, this figure is still very far behind compared to other developed countries. For example, fish consumption in Japan reached 110 kg per capita per year, South Korea 85 kg per capita per year, and Malaysia 45 kg per capita per year.
In fact, fish, especially saltwater fish store nutrients that are very useful for health.

Omega-3 fatty acid content in fish is very useful for tackling a number of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, clogged arteries, cancer, and hypertension. Continuous consumption of fish also proved able to inhibit the adverse effects of heart disease.

According to nutritionists, to consume 30 grams of fish a day may reduce the risk of death from heart disease by 50 percent. As for shrimp, has a content of phosphorus in the body that are useful to form strong bones and teeth.

Shrimp shell useful to help the formation of cartilage in bone joints. Another with squid that is a source of various vitamins is important. Like folic acid, B12, and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). While omega-3 fatty acids in crab function lowering levels of bad cholesterol in the blood thus preventing cardiovascular disease, boost immunity, enhance nervous system function and eye health, and increasing intelligence of the brain when administered early.

The launching of this fish meal program, in fact more positive factors. Because the waters of Indonesia is rich in various kinds of fish. In fact, ancient people eat more fish, both saltwater fish and freshwater fish, rather than eat beef or chicken meat.

That is why, in the culinary traditions of the community, recipes or preparations made from raw fish is quite common and very diverse because of the diet of fish have actually been much developed among our parents so that the culture of eating fish is not something new. However, this practice eroded by age with the mushrooming of fast food restaurants.