What If You ONLY Ate Fish?

What If You ONLY Ate Fish?

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. Blocko here, coming to you LIVE from my favorite
sushi joint. Gosh, I could eat here every day! …or could I? Well, for one, this establishment suffers
from a serious lack of pizza bagels, and this simply will not do, but the bigger question
here i think is What would happen if you only ever ate fish
and seafood? Well, before we get there, let’s talk about
how eating seafood and fish can affect your health. Generally, there are multiple benefits of
regularly including seafood in your diet. Eating fish has been associated with things
like boosted brain health, improved sleep quality, and even better eye health. One study in particular had promising results
for the effects of eating fish on the incidence rates of age-related macular degeneration,
or AMD, in women. The researchers found that consuming one or
more servings of fish per week was associated with a 42% lower risk of AMD compared to when
eating fish less than once per month. But what happens when you /only/ eat fish? Well, eating only fish, meat, or animal products
in general can run you the risk of some deficiencies. That’s because these kinds of diets can
lack certain nutrients and micronutrients, along with beneficial plant compounds. Leafy green plants are your main sources of
Vitamin E and other nutrients, so you’ll be missing out there. You’re also going to miss out on fiber,
so your bowels are probably going to be pretty mad at you. Oh, and no carbs either. The World Health Organization says that a
healthy diet typically includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains, all foods
that are good sources of carbohydrates, which you wouldn’t really be getting chomping
on fish all day. Fish are often seen as having healthier fats
than land animal meats, so there’s at least that. There are also a few other key things that
separate fish from other animal products. A lot of this comes down to two main factors:
omega-3 levels and mercury levels. Fish generally have higher levels of both
when compared to other foods. Higher omega-3 levels are typically seen as
a good thing, associated with things like lower risks of heart failure and coronary
disease, while higher mercury levels are something you want to avoid, because they have toxic
effects on the nervous system, digestive system, and immune systems. So how would this affect you in practice? Would the positives and negatives equal out? While his diet didn’t go to the extreme
of /only/ eating fish, a few years ago a journalist by the name of Paul Greenberg decided to eat
seafood with every one of his meals for an entire year to see how it would affect his
health. So, what happened? Well, the only real changes that he found
were that both his omega-3 levels and mercury levels went up, which makes sense, but most
of his general health markers didn’t really show much difference. Paul’s mercury levels did go down though
after he lowered his seafood intake. While his findings don’t really provide
any strong evidence one way or another on the health effects of eating such a seafood-heavy
diet, his results do add to the idea that the mercury levels in seafood cause your own
mercury levels to increase. So, while regularly eating /some/ fish is
probably a good thing, you really should try and get some more variety in your diet. Anyway, I’m ordering 25 pizza bagels to this
sushi place because this is just unacceptable. So would you consider adding more seafood
to your diet, or are you somebody that thinks seafood is gross? Let me know in the comment section below,
or tell me, what should i talk about next? Curious to know if this fish is smarter than
you. Check out this video! You’ve probably heard that fish forget things
after 3 seconds, it’s a popular myth, but in reality, fish have excellent long term
memories. As always, this has been Life Noggin, blub
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100 thoughts on “What If You ONLY Ate Fish?

  1. #dearblocko what will happen if earth stop raining ….. also you're way to teach someone is much better than my teacher

  2. I love seafood, but where I live, it is quite expensive, for my familys diet at least, so it is hard to eat fish or seafood once a week. However, since I don't eat it regularly, I tend to enjoy it much more.

  3. #dearblocko
    (I have strep right now and I got it in class at 1:00 and I didn't yell sooooooo oh and I was thinking about death and started to get hot cuz my classroom is hot and BOOM I GOT STREP)
    So why do we get strep?

  4. Life Noggin : What if you eat fish everyday ?

    Me, a Bengali : LAUGHS and says you turn into a Bengali haha 😂 😂 😂

  5. Me : *eats fish only in school*
    Life Nugget : hey Q9000 what’s the new idea ?

  6. I think that fish tastes really good but I have refused to eat it for most of my life and I’m to stubborn to go back now so I have to pretend to not like it

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