Sunday, October 8, 2017

National Salmon Day - Recipe, Nutrition Profile, and Health Benefits


Health Benefits of Salmon

1. Salmon is a fish high in omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid that may help lower cholesterol levels and support heart health.

2. Salmon is rich in high-quality protein. Your body requires protein to heal, protect bone health and prevent muscle loss, among other things. Salmon provides 22–25 grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving.

3. Salmon is an excellent source of several B vitamins, which are needed for energy production, controlling inflammation and protecting heart and brain health.

4. 100 grams of salmon provide 11–18% of the RDI of potassium, which helps control blood pressure and prevent excess fluid retention.

5. A 100-gram serving of salmon provides 59–67% of the RDI of selenium, a mineral involved in protecting bone health, improving thyroid function and reducing the risk of cancer.

6. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant found in salmon that may benefit heart, brain, nervous system and skin health.

7. Consuming salmon can help protect against heart disease by increasing levels of omega-3 fats, decreasing levels of omega-6 fats and lowering triglycerides.

8. Consuming salmon may help you control your weight by reducing appetite, boosting metabolic rate, increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing belly fat.

9. Salmon and other fatty fish can help lower inflammation, which may reduce risk factors for several diseases and improve symptoms in people with inflammatory conditions.

10. Frequent salmon consumption may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, protect fetal brain health in pregnancy and decrease the risk of age-related memory problems.


11. Salmon has a delicious flavor and can be prepared in many different ways. Canned salmon is a convenient and inexpensive option.


Resource
1. 11 Impressive Health Benefits of Salmon, Healthline, Franziska Spritzler, #RDN
2. 
100 Ways to Cook with Salmon, Cooking Light



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