We love salmon, not only for its delicious fresh taste but for the endless health benefits it provides! Here’s our top 5:
Helps to treat osteoarthritis
Salmon is filled with an abundance of omega 3 fatty acids which contain anti-inflammatory properties helping ease arthritis-related pain and improve bone density.
Can reduce stress, anxiety and depression
Salmon contains an amino acid called tryptophan that lowers stress hormones and reduces blood pressure. Researchers also believe that a specific omega-3 fatty acid called E-EPA found in salmon may work by boosting the effect of anti-depressant medication.
Increases your cardiovascular health
The fats found in salmon known as DHA and EPA are known to help prevent blood clots, stabilize heart rhythms and improve blood pressure. Studies have even found people who eat fish two times a week are less likely to have a heart attack.
Important for brain health
DHA (one of the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon) acts as an insulator for the brain. It protects neurons from injury, reduces cerebral inflammation and helps produce neurotransmitters (the body’s chemical messenger that transmits messages between neurons).
It’s a great source of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient our body needs to stay healthy. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus (important for growth and bone development) and also plays a role in our immune system by helping protect against infections and diseases.
Craving salmon yet?
Try our Lemon Dill Salmon Skewers served with scallion quinoa – YUM!