Eel is one of the fishes that is present almost everywhere in Albanian rivers and lagoons. Aside from its distinct flavor, it offers various health benefits. Eel fish helps to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and chances of arthritis. It enhances the development of brain, good eyesight and functions of nervous system. Eels are good for you as they contain Omega-6 fatty acids, and so have all the benefits of other oily fish such as mackerel and salmon. They contain the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, selenium (the feel good mineral as I like to think of it), manganese, zinc and iron. As for minerals they are a very good source of vitamins A and B12 and also a very good source of protein. They contain no carbohydrates, but have 18 amino acids and vitamins A, C, E (in the form of Alpha-Tocopherol) k, The B-complex vitamins, B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, B5, B12 and choline. This means that they are heart healthy, protect the central nervous system, help vision, promote hair growth and help rejuvenate the skin, and of course there’s selenium, good for the brain and a mood enhancer.

Skin health

Vitamin A helps to eliminate toxins and free radicals that could damage the skin. It maintains the skin soft and supple by retaining the moisture, prevent dryness and skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Formation of DNA

Cobalamine is essential for the formation of DNA in the body. Vitamin is vital for the process of cell division. The deficiency of Vitamin B12 leads to the formation of megaloblasts in the body which could lead to anemia as well.

Regeneration of cells and tissues

The cells and tissues needs to be renewed for the maintenance of hair, nails and skin. The cells in the skin, digestive system and blood begin to perish in a week. This requires the cells replenishment in order to replace the old ones. Protein is used to produce the cell regenerative medicines.

Bone health

Phosphorus is essential for the process of growth and maintains teeth and bones. It is related to form strong bones from the normal wear and tear. It promotes the gum health as well as the enamel of tooth. It provides relief from the serious ailments such as loss of mineral density and bone loss. The study shows that phosphorus is associated with heart health.

Assist digestion

Vitamin B assist in the function of human digestive system, nerves, healthy appetite and maintains glowing skin.

Enhance cognition

The research shows that zinc has positive effect in mental health. Along with Vitamin B6, it stimulates the function of neurotransmitters in the body. The additional zinc maintains the function of health and assist in healing purpose.

Treat Alzheimer’s

Thiamine slows down the chances of Alzheimer’s disease. The intake of 100 mg of Vitamin B1 supplements is effective for the Alzheimer’s patients.


Iron is essential for the formation of hemoglobin which provides dark shade to the blood and assists to transport oxygen in the body. Extra hemoglobin is essential as the blood is loosed through internal or external injuries.

Lowers stroke

Potassium is essential for the brain function. High concentration of potassium transports oxygen to brain and stimulates neural activity. It prevents the stroke occurrence in the brain. It performs as vasodilator which relaxes blood vessels in the body. It assists the free flow of blood by preventing clot.


Magnesium alleviates constipation. This provides laxative properties to relax intestinal muscles. It smoothen the bowel movements by softening the stool./