CAT-FISH: THE “FATTY FISH”
Fish are a healthy option for lean protein and although catfish are high in cholesterol, they contain polyunsaturated fatty acids that have a cholesterol lowering affect. A healthy cholesterol level is below below 200 milligrams per deciliter. Diabetics, especially the obesse patients, patients with CVDs, hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia are advised to steer clear of catfish as they increase LDL levels and spike cholesterol levels. Eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) such as catfish, may help manage cholesterol levels. Consumption of these types of fatty acids is thought to be associated with reduction in blood pressure and reduced risk for certain cancers, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, and even mental decline. But there’s a clause somewhere: read on and find out.