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Friday, 30 May 2014

Featured food of the week Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega 3 and is highly beneficial in warding off cardio vascular disease, heart attack, strokes, and high blood pressure.

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Intake of fish rich in omega-3 fat (including salmon) is associated with decreased risk of numerous cardiovascular problems, including: heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides in the blood. Intake of omega-3-containing fish is also associated with improved metabolic markers for cardiovascular disease. Some cardiovascular benefits from omega-3 fat in fish like salmon start with only one omega-3 fish meal per week. Most of the benefits, however, start to show up in research studies with somewhat higher fish intake, along the lines of 2-3 times per week. In most studies, one serving of fish is approximately 6 ounces. Studies of fish intake and cardiovascular risk sometimes measure benefits against total grams of omega-3 fats obtained in the daily diet. In many of these studies, a daily minimum of 2 grams of omega-3s is required for measurable cardiovascular protection. (Remember that this 2-gram amount is the amount contained in approximately 4 ounces of cooked salmon.)

More great salmon information can be found at the
Worlds Healthiest Foods site here. WHF is a not for profit goldmine of great food information.

All the best Jan


Almond said...

I don't eat fish a lot but I love salmon!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Almond

Yes, salmon is a favourite - eaten cold with a salad or hot with some lovely green beans, or roasted courgettes and mixed peppers etc, lovely food.

As always thanks for your comment

All the best Jan