Salmon A Good Source Of Omega
3 Fatty Acids
Salmon A Good Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Salmon is a
type food that is touted as one of the healthiest foods around.
Salmon is a very versatile food that can easily substitute for
meat in many different recipes.
Salmon does not have the "fishy" taste and smell of many
kinds of fish and it can be cooked in a variety of fashions
such as grilled, or baked and salmon is not a fish that dries
Salmon can be purchased fresh from the meat department and
is also available frozen, canned or smoked. Salmon can be
purchased farmed or wild and wild is the best choice as there
is no fear of high levels of mercury or contaminants and wild
salmon is very full of nutrients, with emphasis on the omega-3
Salmon is full of protein and all of the omeg-3 fatty acids,
which are sometimes referred to as being the "good fats." A
four-ounce serving of wild salmon is able to provide an
individual with a full day's worth of vitamin D.
Salmon is one of the few foods that are capable of doing
this. The same four-ounce serving of wild salmon is also
chocked full of vitamins B6, vitamin B12, and the minerals
niacin, selenium and magnesium. If you enjoy the taste of
canned salmon which is also wild be aware that it is full of
calcium thanks to the bones that are left in it.
It is highly recommended that a person eat two to three
servings of fish per week and that means salmon. Research
studies have shown that individuals who consume fish on a
regular basis are getting plenty of omega-3 fatty acids and
this helps protect a person from a variety of different health
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The omega-3 fats are particularly important but they acre
not the only things that make salmon a very healthy food it is
not clear to researchers why exactly it is that eating fish is
so vital to good health but it appears that consuming fatty
fish such as salmon and tuna is particularly beneficial. The
number one thing that omega-3 fatty acids appear to do is to
decrease inflammation and swelling when it occurs in the body.
It is inflammation that is at the root of a number of health
concerns such as a selection of cancers, heart disease,
diabetes, and arthritis.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also very effective at
reducing the incidence of blood clots, which are often to blame
for strokes. Most recently a development has come out of some
scientific studies that shows that omega-3 fatty acids have the
ability to slow the decline of cognitive functions as a person
ages and also to slow the debilitating cognitive effects of
Junk foods contain unhealthy fats,
especially trans fats and saturated fats.
Processed foods such as lunchmeats, hot dogs
and sausages contain nitrates that have been
associated with chronic diseases and
You can also find these saturated fats in
other foods like: meats, dairy products and
eggs. Besides the saturated fats these foods
also contain something called "arachidonic
acid" which you need for good health, but too
much of this acid can make any inflamed
When you suffer from any type of
inflammation the better food choices would
include: low fat milk and cheeses, and also
lean cuts of meat.
People who consume plenty of omega-3 fatty
acids (in particular if the omega-3's are consumed much more
than omega-6 fats) tend to suffer lower levels of depression,
are less likely to consider suicide and tend to exhibit less
aggressive behavior. One study that polled prison inmates found
that when these individuals were given a healthy dose of
omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins they showed less aggressive
behavior "by a third" in a matter of two weeks time.