Superfoods – Salmon

Nutritionally dense and something of a superfood, oily fish can be an important part of a healthy diet and of all the different types of fish, salmon has received the most praise for being a nutritional marvel. As the body can’t make omega-3 fatty acids, the best way to obtain them is through the food we eat.

 

Superfoods – Salmon

Why is Salmon so good for you?

  1. It is an excellent source of the good fat or Omega-3 fatty acids. Those Omega-3 fatty acids help your brain work better and improve your memory. Studies have shown that they can also help in preventing type 2 diabetes.
  2. It is packed with vitamins A, B and D as well as calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium.
  3. Salmon contains proteins like calcitonin which helps in improving bone density and strength. This property helps in preventing bone and joint diseases like osteoarthritis.
  4. Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is great for your heart. It prevents cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, heart attack, atherosclerosis, etc. by reducing inflammation and preventing your arteries from getting blocked.
  5. Salmon has tryptophan which is a natural sedative
    making it a great food for anyone who has trouble sleeping.
  6. Giving your children salmon in their diet is an excellent idea as it has omega-3 fatty acids like DHA, which improve brain function. In small children, eating salmon can help in preventing mental disorders like ADHD.
  7. Eye problems like age related macular degeneration and dry eyes can be kept at bay with regular intake of salmon. It is the high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids that give salmon this benefit.