Not everybody enjoys or appreciates a plate of fish.
However (and this is an important however) we should include more often fish in our daily menu, if we are not doing that already.
Take, salmon, for example.
I think that it’s one of the tastier fishes we could eat. Not to mention that it is easy to cook and to prepare. As for its health benefits, the list is quite long. Why don’t you take a look?
- Keeps the health of your muscles – All the proteins contained by fish are easy to digest and absorb by our body. There are no side effects. Commonly known for the high content of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon contains as well important quantities of iron, selenium and calcium. For example, selenium helps building and regenerating hair and nails.
- Boosts metabolism – the combination of vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and selenium regulates the blood sugar level by increasing the influence of the insulin.
- Helps the heart – cholesterol is kept under control by the omega-3 fatty acids, which also render flexibility and strength to the veins and arteries. In the same time, it reduces the risk of heart attacks by preventing the thickening of the veins’ walls.
- Improves eye health – eating fish on a regular basis fight against dryness, vision loss and fatigue and, also prevents tissue degeneration.
- Props brain activity – it is again the wonderful omega-3 fatty acids to boost our mental activities. Not only it improves our mental processes but also our memory. Modern studies have showed that in combination with selenium, vitamin D and A and amino acids, these fatty acids help our nervous system to cope with aging and also with depression.
- Prevents inflammation – it improves the functions of our digestive system and prevents arteries inflammation.
- Fights against cancer – salmon is a good friend in the prevention of kidney, colon and prostate cancer.
From my own experience, I would recommend to combine salmon with light dressings and some vegetables on a side. It’s good in winter, it’s pleasant in spring, it’s light in autumn and it’s appropriate in summer.
What recipe would you recommend me?
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Filed under: Nutrition by Cristina P