Horray for the omega 3s but with so much focus on the amazing omega-3 benefits of salmon, other unique health benefits from salmon may have been inadvertently overlooked. One fascinating new area of health benefits involves the protein and amino acid content of salmon. Several recent studies have found that salmon contains small bioactive protein molecules (called bioactive peptides) that may provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and control of inflammation in the digestive tract. Even though contamination with mercury, pesticides, and persistent organic pollutants (POPS) has become a widespread problem in salmon habitats and has often compromised the quality of salmon itself, there are still some good alternatives for wild-caught salmon including species caught near New Zealand, Norway, and the West Coast of the United States (including Alaska).
Salmon is such an easy fish to make also. It can be pan fried in a light oil like Avocado or baked. And let’s not forget about tossing in on a grill!!! Summertime is here and perfect time for grilled salmon and asparagus.
Did you know that salmon has aphrodisiac qualities? The omega 3s supplies the building blocks for the production of estrogen and progesterone. I’m down!