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Fish "isn't on Britons" dishes
Article Type: Food Facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 3.
Britons are not eating enough fish, a new survey has found. Conducted by Efalex, the omega-3 and 6 oil supplement producers, only 30 per cent of the population are eating the government recommended amount of fish. However, 90 per cent of respondents agreed that fish is an important part of their diet. Nutritionist Fiona Hunter commented that fish is an essential source of nutrients, saying "It is concerning that four in five people don't eat enough oily fish as adequate intake of Omega-3 fatty acids is vital".
"They cannot be produced in the body, which means that they must be obtained from Omega-rich food, such as oily fish including salmon and tuna. "Ms Hunter remarked that omega-3 is important for brain function and can improve concentration, co-ordination and learning ability". Reasons for not eating fish were given as the cost of it, the smell of it and finding bones in it.