Illustration of a blue fish that boosts energy in winter

5 fishes that give a good mood, to put on the menu of your restaurant

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21 January 2020
When you are cranky, there's a trick from the seabed to boost your mood and even your plates: eat oily fish!

Oily fish invite themselves to Blue Monday

In the middle of Blue Monday (the most depressing day of the year), oily fish is king. Coincidentally (not to us) the different species that make up this category of fish rich in omega 3, also have in common being called blue fish (the colour of their scales), and are known for fighting the little blues.

They are, therefore, perfect against the famous slack stroke at the beginning of the year; goodbye grey mood, full-subway-crazy-work-no-sleep marathon plus the extra cold and hello mackerels, sardines, salmon, anchovies, herring, trout, smoked eels and other tunas!

Follow the guide! Here's our list of fish that put you in a better tone and a little explanation of their benefits to help you stay on course and finish wintering out with your cheeks pink with iodine!

The blue fish: rich in lipids, boosts energy!

You guys are more of a skinny fish team? Le gras vous effraie ? Are you afraid of fat? Sit down, it's time to cut to the chase. Lipids - found in large quantities in fatty fish such as herring or mackerel - are not your enemies.They're the masters of energy (more powerful than carbs or proteins) and, as a bonus, they bring that length in mouth: that intense flavour that hits the mark. So blue fish is the perfect equation: energy + fun = party mood!

Everything is good with fish

Why? Because these species of fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, kind of a little happy pill. You find that hard to swallow? Doctors and nutritionists are on our side! Vitamin D and omega-3 are known to play on the production of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that boost your mood. From there to say, that our medicine cabinets (well.. our refrigerators) should be filled with oily fish, there is only one step, which we take with a bang. Mackerel, sardines, salmon, anchovies, herring, trout, smoked eels and tuna are the best prescription against the blues.

Illustration of 5 species of fish that give energy (eel, mackerel, herring, sardine, salmon). The lipid level is specified for each fish. Presentation of the top 5 fatty fish (eel, mackerel, herring, sardine, salmon) and their lipid content.

Let's go fishing for omega-3!

When it comes to omega-3, it would seem that the French are deficient. Studies say that consumption can easily be doubled and recommend eating quality fish at least twice a week, varying the species! Some even suggest the famous advice of one fish a day to ward off ailments. So open the hatches, take out the fillets and melt for the benefits of sardines, salmon and other comparses.

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