Here are some Health benefits of eating cat fish;
Catfish (Claria gariepinus) is a freshwater ray-finned fish (white fish) that can live in both freshwater and saltwater. It is widely available as farm-raised fish. This fish has a unique appearance with barbells (whiskers) and has naked scales.
This fish has the characteristics of a smooth body, elongated flat body, and has a long mustache around the mouth.
Catfish contains a lot of protein, low in calories, omega-3, vitamin B12, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals which is very good for the human body.
1. Cat fish helps maintain weight balance
Cat fish has the power to keep you full and satisfied for a long period of time. Helping you to stay off over eating thereby making you maintain your weight. This is because, cat fish contains protein which helps to boost your body’s energy and keep you strong. Catfish provides about 32–39% of the daily protein requirement.
2. Cat fish is rich In Vital B Vitamins
Cat fish contains Vitamin B12 which is an essential vitamin for the human body. This particular vitamin plays a serious in the formation of red blood cells. Equally these vitamin helps improve brain health. According to research, pregnant women, and infants for example can sometimes have a lack of this Vitamin B12. So they eating catfish will be of great advantage.
3. Cat fish is very important for Muscle-building
From childhood, we have constantly been told and though about the benefits of eating proteins. Cat fish is another way you can use to get proteins. Protein is very important for the body because it helps to build the muscles and also maintain lean muscle mass. It is important to note that, 100 grams of catfish can offer you 18.5 grams of protein.
N.B: Cat fish is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids
There are two categories of cat fish, that is, Farmed cat fish and wild cat fish. Just as the name explains the difference. These two types of cat fish have the same nutrients but to an extent there are some slight differences.
- There is less omega-6 fatty acid in wild catfish and more omega-3 fatty acid in it.
- Farmed cat fish contains 22 percent of (vitamin B1) meanwhile wild cat fish contains more than 22 percent.
Depending on how you love to cook and eat it, cat fish can be fried, boiled (cooked in pepper soup), smoked and also grilled (roasted)