The best source of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids:
Are essential for the body’s development and proper function, especially the brain and retina
Are essential for a healthy pregnancy
Are said to protect against cardiovascular disease
Have anti-inflammatory effects
Fish is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Frequent consumption of fatty fish high in omega-3, such as salmon, sardines, trout and Atlantic mackerel, is said to have a protective effect against age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in seniors.