Salted fish – meals is listed as carcinogenic substances/meals launched by the Worldwide Company for Analysis on Most cancers (IARC of WHO).
Many households have the behavior of marinating fish with salt after which deep frying. Undeniably, this dish is kind of scrumptious however has potential well being dangers.
Salted fish is classed in group 1, the identical group as alcohol, aflatoxin mycotoxins. Meaning the WHO has sufficient proof to verify that salted fish could cause most cancers in people.
Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Nguyen Dinh Tung (former Deputy Director of Most cancers Heart, Hue Central Hospital) additionally stated that in Vietnam, individuals have a behavior of consuming salty meals like salted fish with out realizing it in meals. This product accommodates very excessive ranges of nitrite. When getting into the physique, meals containing this excessive nitrite content material will mix with different meals to type nitrosamines. This can be a very sturdy carcinogen, particularly could cause throat most cancers, esophageal most cancers, abdomen most cancers. For many who have a behavior of consuming salted fish from a younger age, the chance of nasopharyngeal most cancers will increase.
Tips on how to protect fish with out harming well being:
When shopping for new fish, it’s advisable to wash the fish, particularly clear the intestines and stomach of the fish, then retailer it in an hermetic container or wrap the fish completely and maintain it within the freezer compartment of the fridge.
It is best to divide the fish into servings and solely defrost a adequate quantity, don’t defrost after which freeze the fish many occasions, the fish will lose vitamins.
When shopping for recent fish, it is best to put just a little vinegar or lemon juice on the fish, particularly the stomach of the fish to take away the fishy scent of the fish and assist the fish last more. This manner can maintain fish recent for 3-5 hours.