Salmon, The Super Food

By on December 4, 2013
Salmon Fillets - Aqua Bounty

Salmon, although delicate, really packs a punch. This freshwater fish is high in protein, Vitamin D, and Omega-3 fats, all essential to maintaining different aspects of human health.

Protein is used by the human body to build and repair tissues as well as to create enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It is essential to bones, blood, cartilage, muscles, and skin. Protein has also shown benefits to hair and nails.

Known for enhancing the absorption of calcium and phosphate, Vitamin D is advantageous to both bone health and immune function.

Omega-3 fatty acids work to reduce inflammation in our bodies. Inflammation itself can come as a result of a variety of health conditions, and can also lead to major health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Additionally, Omega-3’s aid in preventing blood clots and on a higher scale, strokes.

Working salmon into your diet consistently can contribute to improving your health and lifestyle. Next time you write out that grocery list, don’t forget the super salmon!

We snagged a few quick and easy recipes for you to try:

Article | Shannon Jones and Morgan Saunders

Photo | Aqua Bounty

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