Eating fish is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is because fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of unsaturated fatty acid that can reduce inflammation throughout the body. “Inflammation in the body can damage blood vessels and lead to heart disease and strokes,” the Mayo Clinic explains.
If you eat fish to get the heart-healthy benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, baked or boiled fish is better than fried, salted, or dried fish, according to a study presented in Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association. The researchers say that adding low-sodium soy sauce or tofu will enhance the benefits, according to the MediForum website. “Boiling or baking fish with soy sauce and low-sodium tofu is beneficial, while eating fried, salted, or dried fish is not,” said Lixin Ming, MD, lead author of the study and a Ph.D. We did not compare boiled or baked fish directly to fried fish, but according to the (risk) ratio, boiled or baked fish is beneficial, but not fried fish.