Why You Need To Eat More Salmon
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Fish has always been a delicacy for much of the population and salmon even more so, but this fish is capable of delivering so much more than just a good taste!
You may be surprised to know, but eating more salmon holds a ton of health benefits. Not only does it deliver a boost of proteins for the health of your body in general, but it also contains a load of nutrients that are necessary for some other major functions of the human body.
Here is why you should eat salmon regularly.
Salmon is filled to the brim with the healthy fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely useful to the body and especially to the heart. This is why eating salmon at least twice a week can decrease the risk of dying due to heart disease by up to 31%. With heart diseases posing a major risk in the general population, eating salmon is definitely a big plus.
In addition to the heart, salmon also has great news for your brain. The omega 3 fatty acid content of the fish works to reduce any inflammatory disease processes in the brain and hence, serves to protect you from dangerous brain diseases like dementia.
Your eyes also benefit from eating salmon. Generally with age, the power of our eyes to see decreases gradually. Eating salmon can delay the onset of this process. Loads of omega-3 fatty acids work to improve vision and hence helps you maintain a great eyesight for many years.
Salmon is also known for its benefits to the joints. This is because salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids and also some beneficial protein molecules, which together help make joint movements smooth, allowing them to glide over one another easily.
Another benefit of the fish is its role in weight loss. Lower weight is one of the most frequently desired features in the world today and salmon can help you get there. The fish accounts for up to 58% of your daily protein intake. Consuming such a high protein diet stimulates the liver to use all this protein to make glucose, which in turn decreases your cravings, satisfying your hunger for long.
It is also a great source of B vitamins, which have a world of benefits on their own, including increased energy levels, promotion of the immune system and protection against stroke.
My favorite way to eat salmon is to bake it with lemon pepper and a slice of lemon on the top. What is your favorite way to prepare salmon?
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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