Smoked Salmon – The Omega-3 Addition to My Diet

Adina529To get the best Omega-3 you’d do better just eating a piece of salmon. It contains more Omega 3 -the right kind – by hundred times than all the foods in stores crying out loud that they contain Omega-3 additives.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Fish and shellfish are nutrient dense and salmon is no exception. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12) but it is their content of omega-3 fatty acids that receives the most attention.

Salmon contains  DHA [docosahexanoic acid] and EPA [eicosapentanoic acid ] , that are so wonderful at strengthening all your bodily functions.

They are contribute to healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing. The idea that eating fish may reduce the risk of heart disease began in the 1970s when it was noted that among the Eskimos in Arctic Greenland (where high consumption of marine animals was the normal diet), heart disease was very low. In addition to heart disease, scientists now pose that fish consumption may lower the risk of many cancers as well as many chronic diseases including Alzheimer‘s disease , asthma, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Omega-3 is termed as an essential fatty acid because the body cannot synthesise it itself and must be obtained from the diet. To optimise your body’s supply of essential fats rich in EPA and DHA, aim to eat oily fish – such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring and fresh tuna – at least three times a week.

BRAIN FOOD

Of all the different types of fish, salmon has received the most praise for being a nutritional marvel. Salmon are described as anadromous; born in fresh water before spending a large portion of their lives navigating the open sea only to swim back to their birthplace in order to spawn. This extraordinary homing mechanism is said to be attributed to their olfactory memory (memory of smell). A reason why these intelligent, intuitive fish are considered a ‘brain food’.

Adina535Tips: Smoked salmon is seen as a safe food to eat during pregnancy.

Norwegian salmon contains important marine proteins and omega-3 fatty acids that are so important for the human body and it is considered as cleaner and healthier than any other salmon.

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