Salmon nutrition


Posted on 18th July 2011 by admin

Human body is a big organ that like other organs need food for development and production. It not only that we can put in our body whatever it comes in our hands, but it does matter what we eat. If we eat healthy also our body will be healthier and in return will give us health and happiness. One of healthiest food for our body is fish and if we have to select one, we choose salmon, because of its high nutrition values for our body. Nutrients in salmon are full of vitamin and minerals, which are essential for cell regeneration and good to solve many health problems.

Today we know can buy a wild salmon or farm raised salmon. For more information about differences between wild and farm raised salmon read here.

Salmon is very popular because of its nutrition facts. It is known that salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and it recommended for people who don’t have enough vitamin D, B6 and B12. Beside this salmon have other health benefits.

People who use to eat salmon frequently improved immune system, depression and their aggressive behavior. This is because omega 3 helps to fight against stress.

Salmon have from 100 to 180 calories, that’s why it’s important that you eat grilled, steamed or canned salmon, which are lower in calories and high in nutrition. Salmon nutrition values depend also on salmon species.

Omega 3 fatty acids that are found in salmon are not only good for weight loss programs, but also help to protect heart and improve digestion, by burning fats faster than usual. Omega 3 also improves blood stream and regulates bad and good cholesterol flow.

Salmon nutrition is also rich in selenium, which is a good antioxidant that protects us from stress, free radicals, cancer, heart diseases and better liver functioning.

Sometimes also good is not always good if we exaggerate with it. Salmon contains also purine that if consumed in excess can cause problems like gout or kidney stone. That’s why it’s not recommended to eat a lot of salmon to people who are allergic to purine and suffer from kidney stone. However we invite to eat salmon at least once a week for everybody. Salmon can be eaten by all people, age it’s not important.

Salmon nutrition is also good for eye health. Amino acids that are found in salmon flesh help to preserve good vision and eye health.

Omega 3 fatty acids also prevent the brain degeneration. It has been showed that omega 3 improve memory, concentration and brain function.

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