Salmon and Your Health

Eating this fish packed with omega-3 fatty acids brings many benefits.

Salmon is widely understood to be a nutritious food. However, there little known advantages to eating moderate amounts of this fish.

Salmon provides essential nutrients for the body

Eating meat such as pork, beef, or other kinds of high-fat meat can lead to obesity and diseases such as diabetes. But eating salmon, even though it is a fatty fish, does not lead to weight gain.
Many people think fat is bad for their health. But not all types of fat affect the body negatively. For example, salmon has omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the brain, hair and skin, prevents heart disease, and increases the immune system.
The protein and amino acids in salmon are easily absorbed, and good for the digestive and cardiovascular systems. Salmon also contains essential vitamins such as vitamins A, D, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and iodine. The calcium in salmon also helps strengthen our bones.

Salmon is good for brain development

For humans, DHA in the unsaturated fatty acids of salmon plays an important role in the growth of the brain and nervous system. Lacking this substance reduces memory and intelligence. DHA is an essential nutrient for developing brain cells.
Salmon is good for young children and people who work under stress. To prevent brain-related diseases, eating salmon is a top priority.
In addition, many studies have shown that salmon helps develop the fetal brain. Pregnant women should increase the amount of salmon in their diets.

Keeping your eyes bright and beautiful

Omega-3 fatty acids are also good for the eyes. Eat salmon and protect your baby from the risk of eye diseases such as myopia or dry eyes. For those who work on the computer for long hours, eating salmon reduces eye strain. Salmon helps elderly eyes avoid dryness, tiredness and aged-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. Salmon is also a natural source of vitamin D that is beneficial to the health of the eyes. To have brighter and more beautiful eyes, add salmon in your weekly menu.

Salmon from farms contain high levels of dioxin. It is probably eight times higher than that found in wild salmon. This level is still very low. According to the American Medical Association in 2006, the benefits of eating farmed salmon are greater than the risks presented by environmental pollution.

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