Catch Good Health!
Salmon is a key source for essential internal oils. Additionally, many vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are supplied to support our overall health. Many of these nutrients include:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Protein & amino acids (bioactive peptides)
- Vitamin B6
- Pantothenic acid
- And potassium.
So what are some of the health benefits that are power packed into this amazing fish?
- Omega-3 in the Salmon offers as much as 2 grams of this amazing heart healthy oil in as little as a 4oz serving, baked or broiled. Additionally, small amounts of Omega-6 are provided.
- The Omega-3 is known to assist in reducing the body’s inflammatory processes, including the digestive tract. It may also improve overall cellular function, and improve cellular and brain function.
- The bioactive peptides may improve cartilage in joints as well as pancreatic insulin effectiveness.
- Omega-3 participates in reducing risks of many cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, arrhythmia, and elevated blood pressure.
- Omega-3 has been known to reduce the risk of depression and anger or aggression and improve overall mood.
- Omega-3 has been known to decrease eye problems such as macular degeneration and chronic dry eye.
- Omega-3 fat is also associated with decreased risk for several types of cancer.
- Selenium, an antioxidant nutrient, plays an important role in cardiovascular protection.
- Vitamins A, D, B6, B, and E are also found in Salmon.
- Additionally, small amounts of minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and phosphorous.
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To sum it up, Salmon helps you with:
- Heart health
- Brain health
- Infants health
- Blood quality and vessel function
- Immune boosting
- Reduce tumors
- And, Improving skin
So what’s not to like! Tasty, colorful, and healthy… Some of the varieties include:
- Atlantic salmon
- And, Pacific salmon which includes species such as: chinook, king, sockeye, coho and chum.
Some of the ways to prepare Salmon include:
- Or, Poached.
- As an entree
- In a salad
- OR, smoked as an appetizer
- Fruit puree
- Dill weed
- Salt and pepper
- Onion or garlic
- Or, honey mustard sauce, to name a few.
One of my most favorite ways to eat Salmon is baked as an entrée and topped with pureed raspberry sauce. NOTE: cooking salmon with the skin on top and the meat downwards allows the fat from the skin to maintain moisture in the salmon when cooking.
*Since seafood contamination is such an extensive topic, I am not including it in this blog. Goggle for additional information about avoiding contaminated seafood.
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