Ready to dive in? Take a look at these health benefits to adding salmon to your diet from HealthLine.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Salmon is considered one of the best sources of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Omega-3 fatty acids are good for you–so good in fact, they’re considered essential to your diet since the body does not naturally create it.
EPA and DHA have been proven to decrease inflammation, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of cancer and improve the function of the cells that line your arteries. Want to reach your Omega-3 needs? Consume two servings of salmon a week. Your body will thank you!
Ready to get started? Try our salmon fillet in dill butter sauce.
Ready to get your gains? Then you need protein! Protein is essential for bone health and preventing muscle loss.
Did you know that a 3.5-ounce serving of salmon contains 22–25 grams of protein.
There are seven types of B vitamins in salmon. Why does this matter? Your body needs B vitamins for energy production, controlling inflammation and protecting heart and brain health.
In a study published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers studied healthy men and women for four weeks as they consumed two servings of farmed salmon per week. The result? Increased omega-3 blood levels by 8–9% and decreased omega-6 levels which is connected to heart disease.
Have you been told if your potassium is low to snack on a banana? Incorporating salmon into your diet will also do the trick! In fact, salmon contains more potassium than an equivalent amount of banana, which provides 10% of the recommended daily intake.
What’s the benefit? Potassium can control blood pressure, reduce the risk of stroke and prevent excess water retention.
Protect Your Body
We know salmon has all sorts of good stuff going on that we should be enjoying. But it also protects you from these health conditions:
- Reduces the risk of cancer
- Improves thyroid function
- Protects the heart, brain, and nervous system while promoting skin health
- Helps with weight control
- Fights inflammatory conditions
- Decrease the risk of age-related memory problems
We’re serving up salmon to help you stay healthy!
Ready to protect your body and eat a delicious meal? Try these salmon options at Grico’s today!
- Blackened fillet of salmon with lime-raspberry sauce.
- Smoked salmon
- Poached salmon
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