Who says Fish ‘n’ Chips Isn't Healthy?
18th March 2015
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You’ve probably been buying them for years – and no doubt you put it down as a “treat” or something that you shouldn’t really be eating but are anyway. That’s right, fish and chips has long down as one of those foods we really shouldn’t enjoy but still decide to have on a semi-regular basis. 

Here are some reasons from why fish and chips aren't so unhealthy.

Chip shops are found all over the UK and are without a doubt one of the most culturally significant fast food stores that any of us will visit. It gives you access to lovely food, albeit at the cost of your long-term health. After all, all of that fat, grease and salt can’t be good for you!

Can it?

Well, according to various reports across the years, fish and chips aren’t quite as unhealthy as we might have originally figured. Although it’s very high in both calories and fats, the main ingredient of the meal – the fish – is absolutely loaded with nutrients.

Just because it’s been fried in a small ocean of oil does not mean that it’s lost that quality or nutritious benefits! Instead, a portion of fish chips can provide your body with;

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6 & B12
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Dietary fiber

Not a single thing here is actually bad for you – sure, the side of chips and batter isn’t exactly going to be good for you long-term but fish and chips isn’t the killer everyone thought it was.

You would assume that the fried aspect would take a lot of the positivity out of the fish, but this isn’t the case at all! It’s still got everything that you need – including the iodine.

Iodine has been taken out of a lot of foods these days, which is absolutely scandalous. It’s a very

important part of our overall diets and getting as much iodine into your meals as you possibly can is very important, as it will help to balance so many other factors about your lifestyle you might not have considered until now.

According to Claire Williamson, an expert at the British Nutrition Foundation, adding a small side of peas or salad can help balance out the overall quality you’ll receive.

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