We know it well: fish is great for your health. Moreover, it is advisable to eat at least twice a week. It does not come from us, but from the national health nutrition program. Well, OK: eat fish, we want … But why salmon rather than another?
That’s true: salmon is famous for being a pretty fat fish, right? So how could an oily fish be beneficial to our health? Well simply because the lipids contained in salmon contain a majority of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega 3 … Ha, it’s interesting! But that’s not all: salmon is also a fish rich in protein, vitamins (groups A, B, D) and provitamins, minerals and trace elements. Translation: salmon, he wants good to our organism!
Good for the heart
The best-known characteristic of salmon is probably its richness in omega 3. Logic: with an average of 1.5g / 100g, salmon is one of the foods that contain the most. As we know, omega-3s are fatty acids that our body does not produce on its own: to benefit from them, we must ingest them. Because of omega 3, health benefits issue, they ensure! They have no other way to protect our cardiovascular system: lower cholesterol, blood pressure, improved blood circulation … If we want to fight effectively against cardiovascular disease, we can count on the salmon.
Good for the eyes
Salmon good for the heart, we know well, but good for the eyes, we often know less. And yet, it’s true! Firstly because salmon contain retinol, a primordial nutrient that helps in the formation of retinal pigments. Then because the omega 3 it contains in abundance can fight against AMD (age-related mascular degeneration), but also against the problems of irritated eyes and dry.
Salmon is a fish that is full of minerals of all kinds: calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc, copper, iron, phosphorus … a real explosive cocktail! And good for us, because these minerals are fundamental to ensure the proper functioning of our body, and help us, in addition, to fight against free radicals (responsible for cell ageing). So if you want to have a more beautiful skin, more elastic, more hydrated and younger, we go to the fish department!
Good for memory
A recent American study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that eating salmon helps to strengthen memory and boost cognitive processes in humans. In addition, the salmon contains an acid with the supercomplicated name (docosahexaenoic acid, +150 scrabble) that also helps our brain to develop and function. Morality: to be beautiful AND intelligent, you have to eat salmon!
Good for the bones
Having strong bones is important for staying fit and healthy. To help us achieve this, we have vitamin D, which helps the calcium we ingest to attach to the bones of our body, and allows the bones of the skeleton to be stronger. But vitamin D, we do not find anywhere in the diet … except in butter, animal livers, or salmon of course! Another rope to add to the bow of salmon: it helps us fight against osteoporosis.
Good for the energy
When you have a slouch, rather than looking for miracle solutions or dietary supplements, if we had a little salmon cure? And yes, this fish contains a panoply of vitamins of the B group: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12 … Vitamins that cannot be more effective to transform the nutrients that we swallow ( carbohydrates, proteins, lipids) in energy.
Preserves the lungs
Of the long list of B vitamins in salmon, two are particularly interesting for our lungs: B9 and B12. Why ? Well, just because these two vitamins have been recognized as helping fight against lung cancer. Another added virtue to add to those of salmon!
To fight against depression or mood disorders, salmon is not the first solution that comes to mind! And yet, omega 3 (still them) that it contains in very large quantities are also known to help us chase our bad mood and our dark thoughts. To keep smiling in all circumstances, we eat salmon!
Omega 3 in salmon do not just protect our heart. They also have anti-inflammatory effects, very helpful in treating certain diseases such as asthma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Decidedly, salmon, it’s all good for us!