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Oily fish have long been key members of the superfood group. While salmon, tuna, and sardines are all good sources of omega-3's essential fatty acids, while often have higher trace levels of mercury than mackerel. Research shows that wild caught mackerel provides lower levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) and other harmful additives that are linked to cancer. Farm-raised fish products are generally treated with antibiotics and other additives which increase the harmful elements digested by your body. When shopping for mackerel consider buying organic, wild caught fish that's fresh or frozen. Frozen mackerel is as nutritionally beneficial as the fresh stuff without breaking your budget.

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1. Get Your Skin to Glow with Mackerel

There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive skin creams to delay the ravages of time. Instead, take an inventory of your nutrition and discover whether or not you consume enough essential fats in your diet. Essential fats or omega-3's can't be created by your body, but oily fish like salmon and mackerel are rich in these omega-3's, fatty acids, and selenium. Two types of omega-3's are only found in oily fish, DHA (docosahexaenoic) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic). DHA and EPA are responsible for maintaining the health of your body's cell membranes and affect their performance. The essential fats aid in the production and management of hormones.

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