Superfoods: Salmon

 

A little bit of History:

The fascinating story of the salmon follows this fish as it travels thousands of miles from its birthplace only to return within five years to spawn and die. The family name of salmon is Salmonidae and other fish in the same family includes trout and grayling. Traditional salmon preservation methods include smoking and salting

Benefits:

Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids – which are associated with decreasing the risk of various cardiovascular disease including; heart attach, stroke, heart arrhythmia high blood pressure. It is also a good source of the B-Vitamin group, niacin and selenium. The composition of the human brain is more than 60 per cent fat, making salmon with its high levels of omega 3 a true ‘brain food’. Some nutritionists and dermatologists also claim that eating salmon everyday can give you a ‘face lift’, as it plumps out and feeds the skin. Due to its natural fatty acids, other benefits include; improved mood, joint protection, eye benefits such as chronic dry eye, decreased cancer risk including prostate and breast cancers. To benefit from these healthy benefits salmon or other omega-3 high fish should be consumed at least once a week.

Tips:

  • Purchase wild rather than farmed salmon which are believed to contain dangerous carcinogenics
  • Treat yourself fist thing in the morning by adding smoked salmon to your scrambled egg on toast (if you can handle it, personally this is a bit too much for me if I am consuming breakfast early in the morning)
  • Instead of your usual work sandwich, enjoy a whole meal or rye bagel with avocado slivers of smoked salmon
  • The Japanese have one of the healthiest diets in the world: follow their example and tuck in to raw salmon
  • Create a tasty snack by lightly broiling a salmon fillet and serving with salad and a wedge of lemon

 

Do you have any favourite salmon recipes? or other cool tips on this superfood?

 

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