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Let’s talk about salmon!
Salmon is one of the world’s most nutritious foods. Not only is this fish jam-packed with nutrients but it may also even reduce certain risk factors for several different diseases.
Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids and unlike most other fats, omega-3 fats are considered “essential,” meaning you must get them from your diet since your body cannot create them.
Salmon is rich in high-quality protein and just like omega-3 fats, protein is another essential nutrient that you must get from your diet. Protein plays a number of important roles in the body, including helping your body heal after injury, protecting bone health, and maintaining muscle mass during weight loss and as you get older.
Speaking of getting older, Salmon also contains a compound called Astaxanthin (which is what gives salmon its red hue) astaxanthin has a wide range of health benefits from reducing inflammation in the body, to decrease in oxidative stress, and even protecting against the build-up of fatty plaque in the arteries but astaxanthin may even help prevent skin damage and help keep you looking younger.
Salmon is also an excellent source of vitamin B12, niacin, vitamin B6, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamin and folic acid.
So I think it’s safe to consider Salmon an absolute super food that just so happens to taste incredible and if given the opportunity a blast to catch too!
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