Health benefits of eating salmon
Various types of fishes have been an integral part of our diet since ages. There are various fish farms as well that provide different types of fishes. Studies have suggested that in the last decade, the consumption has increased considerably. Here are a few reasons for salmon-lovers to continue enjoying their favourite dish!
- It is a brain food : Salmons are fishes that are born in freshwater, spend their lives in the open sea and travel back to their birth place. They have a terrific olfactory memory (memory of smell). Hence, they are called brain food.
- It is beneficial for curing osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions : It contains various small proteins called bioactive peptides among which, calcitonin increases bone density and strength.
- Be smarter and happier by eating salmon : Eating salmon on a regular basis reduces the risk and incidents of depression, hostility in young adults and cognitive decline in the elderly
- It increases your cardiovascular health : The omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA help in reducing inflammation, keeping the blood from clotting excessively and relaxing and dilating the arteries.Its regular consumption protects from problems such as heart attack,stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.
It protects your eyes : Regular consumption has shown to reduce the risk of macular degeneration- an eye disease which can lead to loss of eyes.It makes children sharper by developing their brains : The learning capabilities and academic performance of children whose mothers had eaten salmon during pregnancy is found to be higher.It is an excellent source of Vitamin D.It helps you sleep : Salmon contains tryptophan, a natural sedative.
With so many health benefits, I am sure you would want to include salmon in your diet. And for all those salmon lovers out there, it is a win-win situation! So, keep calm and enjoy your salmon!