Nutrition

Salmon: Why It’s Super

Looking to add a new food to your diet? Salmon is the answer. Salmon’s health benefits are almost overwhelming– it’s packed with disease fighting acids, minerals and vitamins, can strengthen your muscles and reduce your chances of disease. Bake it, broil it, grill it, or eat it raw — studies have shown that it can help you live a long and healthier life.

Salmon is filled with protein. The problem is, people fail to get a natural source of protein and often substitute it with a protein bar or protein snack. It’s crucial for your body to consume real proteins, also known as amino acids, which are vital to the health of your entire body.

Protein in salmon is easy to digest and absorb throughout the body. Other fish that are high in protein are sometimes carcinogenic. However, you’ll be pleased to know that salmon does not have cancer-causing substances and is a super food.

Why is salmon a super food? The main health benefit of salmon is the high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are a good source of healthy fats. Because of the high omega-3 fatty acids in salmon, salmon will help lower your cholesterol, and the good thing about lowering your bad cholesterol is that is also raises your good cholesterol (HDL). In addition, salmon can lower your blood pressure and repair heart damage.

If you’re watching your weight, add salmon to your diet to speed up your metabolism. This facilitates your sugar absorption rate and can lower your blood sugar. In other words, this decreases your risk of developing diabetes. Even if you have great health and don’t need to worry about cholesterol and high blood pressure, salmon is still an excellent addition to your daily diet.

Salmon can be eaten anytime during the day: have smoked salmon for breakfast, grilled salmon over a salad at lunch, roasted salmon for dinner with a little Dijon mustard– the possibilities are endless.

Next time you’re debating what to eat or order at a restaurant, think salmon.

By Carly Goldstein

Photo Source: life123.com

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