Salmon, the super-food!Back
Why Salmon is a superfood....
Salmon is a rich source of Omega 3’s (EPA AND DHA), which is why it is considered to be a superfood, and rightly so.
In only two servings of salmon per week you will be receiving your recommended intake of Omega 3, which research has shown to be beneficial for a wide range of diseases, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and depression, it is also beneficial for heart health and is essential for brain development and function, the human brain is 60% structural fat and in order to function correctly your brain needs the right kind of fat, being Omega 3’s. Omega 3’s will help the process of signals quickly and easily between the membranes of our brain cells.
To meet the recommended guide lines published by the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2006, women must have 430mg of the marine omega 3’s EPA and DHA and men must have 610mg daily to prevent chronic disease risk. Oily fish is the best source of marine omega 3 fatty acids and salmon is one of the richest sources amongst fresh oily fish.
It is also important to note that Omega 3’s need to be obtained from food as they are not naturally produced by the human body, and it is essential to receive a recommended intake as Omega 3’s are critical to good health.
Omega 3’s found from plant sources are not as potent as Omega 3’s found in marine sources, making Salmon a perfect choice for improving your Omega 3’s intake.
Salmon is all around a highly nutritious food containing essential fatty acids as spoken about above, protein, anti oxidants; vitamins E, D, B-carotene, minerals copper, iron, zinc, manganese and selenium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium, as well as a range of B vitamin’s and vitamin A. All of these are vital parts of a healthy and balanced diet.