A Fish Diet for a Healthier Life
The peculiar life cycle of the common salmon, freshwater-born and migrate to sea, only to return to freshwater to spawn and die, is not the only thing that makes them interesting. Usually found in the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the salmon is a favorite and popular dish.
The oily fish is a dense source of high-quality protein, rich in vitamin D, and one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, the ‘good cholesterol.’ It also contains minerals like selenium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and iron.
Without doubt, salmon offers many health benefits. For one, it helps in normal metabolism. The omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and selenium in salmon combine to help manage insulin levels, hence, facilitating the absorption of sugar, lowering its levels in the blood. One of the trace elements, selenium, is necessary for metabolism of tissues, hair, and nails.
Diabetics or those prone to develop diabetes can benefit much from a salmon diet.
In the field of cardiovascular health, the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon fights harmful cholesterol, protecting the integrity and flexibility of the vessel walls of arteries and veins, decreasing the buildup of plaque formation that leads to hardening of the walls and eventual blockage. And because of salmon’s rich content of essential amino acids, which are proteins, heart and vessel muscles are strengthened, reducing the risks of heart attacks.
Those on a salmon (or other fish) diet seem to have better brain function. Omega-3 fatty acids are said to improve memory, keeping the brain neurons active even during long working hours. The amino acids, vitamins A and D, and selenium fight against the effects of aging, boosting the nervous system. Reports also claim that salmon is also good for those who have Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The omega-3 and amino acids in salmon are also help improve vision and fatigue of the eyes. They prevent macular degeneration and eye dryness. People on salmon diet have reduced risks of colon, prostate and kidney cancers. It also improves skin texture and healthy hair and nails.
Enjoying Healthy Salmon in Bellevue
Live healthy on salmon. Have better vision, stronger hearts and sharper memories when you dine on salmon at your Japanese restaurant in Bellevue, the Sushi In Joy. Love our grilled salmon and salmon sushi and sashimi selections from some of the finest chefs this side of Bellevue.