codfish is much better for our health than red meat?
By Manuel Luciano da Silva, M. D.
is codfish much better for our health than red meat such as beef and pork loin?
cod fish has excellent dietetic qualities
Has less calories because
it has no sugar. It is excellent for diabetics.
It has as much protein as beef or pork. Therefore is
excellent for growth!
It is a fatty fish but with the right kinds of
fats: linoleic acid and omega- 3, both
lowering the bad
It is rich in calcium to prevent osteoporosis.
It is rich in phosphorus, needed for the good functioning
of our brain.
It is poor in iron, therefore preventing heart attacks.
It has the same amount of salt as our plasma.
It is very rich in potassium which is necessary for the healthy
contraction of our muscles especially the heart.
It is rich in iodine necessary for the
normal functioning of our thyroid gland.
It is rich in fluoride necessary to prevent cavities.
It is very rich in vitamins
A, D and complex B
Why? Because the codfish eat lots of plankton.
What is plankton?
is a Greek word that means " life that floats".
is a huge gathering , like a "green sheet",
that floats in the oceans,
composed by many trillions of microscopic
organisms. Phytoplankton if it is
vegetal, like algae. Zooplankton if it is composed of animals such as
crustaceous and protozoans.
exposition of plankton to the sun, because
of the phenomenon of
photosynthesis, acquires a
high concentration of vitamins on
which all the fishes have a delicious
When we sail in the sea we can observe a certain florescence on the sea level due to reflection of the light on the plankton.
(12) I am sure you have heard of the cod liver oil, very rich in vitamins, a very good tonic for the children and grown ups.
(13) Because of the excellent qualities described above, codfish is an anti-oxidant, therefore good to prevent us from getting old!
We do no know yet if codfish lowers the Homocystine
which causes heart attacks
when it is above normal values.
should further analyze the effects
of the linoleic acid and omega on
(1) They decrease the bad cholesterol in our blood;
(2) They increase he HDL or good cholesterol
(3) They decrease the triglycerides s of bad fats
(4) They increase eh capability of exercise.
(5) They prevent the aggregation of platelets (forming blood clots)
and therefore decease the chances of heart attacks and strokes.
(6) The suppress the division of the cancer cells.
The codfish and the chicken egg
codfish DECEASES the bad cholesterol , while
beef or pork loin increases the bad
cholesterol, causing formation of arteriosclerosis in our arteries
especially the arteries of our heart and brain.
the codfish! Long live the
codfish, our true friend!
effects of linoleic and omega 3 acids:
Decrease the bad cholesterol in our blood
Increase the HDL or good cholesterol
Decrease the bad triglycerides or bad fats
Increase the capacity of exercise
Decrease the aggregation of the platelets, therefore preventing heart attacks and strokes.