How To Keep Your Heart, Brain And Body Healthy With Mackerel Fish

The Healthy Fish Appetite That’s Well Worth Cultivating

Barb Ann Johnson
4 min readFeb 14, 2022


Color photo of market fresh Mackerel fish.
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My grandmother was always eating fresh mackerel for breakfast. I hadn’t developed a taste for it yet. I was too young — but when I got older I grew to love it, but it was out of a can. To this day — I’ve never seen fresh mackerel at any fish counter. I live in the wrong state.

What is Mackerel?

Mackerel is a type of fish that is found in both salt and fresh water seas. It is widely recognized as the best source of omega-3 fatty acids, especially in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Mackerel is also high in protein and contains selenium. It provides more than 50% of your daily recommended intake and helps to regulate cholesterol levels in your blood. This can help you keep your heart healthy!

For some people, depending on where you live, mackerel can be a surprisingly affordable meal. And depending upon whether you enjoy fish or not, some popular dishes actually include mackerel soups, burgers, and patties.

How Does Mackerel Help Your Heart Health?

Mackerel is a healthy fat. It’s healthy fat content improves the health of your heart by preventing blood clots, reducing inflammation, and controlling cholesterol levels. The fats in mackerel also helps your brain to function better and research indicates that the healthy fats can fight depression.

Other Benefits Of Eating Mackerel

Not only is mackerel a great source of omega-3s, selenium, and antioxidants, but it’s also low-calorie; making it an excellent food to eat if you’re trying to lose weight or watch your intake of calories.

Another key benefit is that it can help lower the risk of cancer. One study found that women who regularly ate mackerel had less breast cancer risk than those who didn’t.

Although there isn’t enough evidence to say for sure whether this is true for men, there is evidence that eating mackerel could help reduce prostate cancer in men.

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Barb Ann Johnson

Alaskan, who used Bee Venom Therapy to keep MS symptoms under control. Become a Medium member — Read Anytime — (affiliate links)