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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Health Benefits from Eating Salmon
(and other fish)

Eating Salmon is good for people.
Salmon is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, and a unique type of health-promoting fat, the omega-3 essential fatty acids. As their name implies, essential fatty acids are essential for human health but because they cannot be made by the body, they must be obtained from foods. Fish contain a type of essential fatty acid called the omega-3 fatty acids. Wild-caught cold water fish, like salmon, are higher in omega-3 fatty acids than warm water fish. In addition to being an excellent source of omega-3s, salmon are an excellent source of selenium, a very good source of protein, niacin and vitamin B12, and a good source of phosphorous, magnesium and vitamin B6.
This article elaborates in great detail. [h/t to BenS]

But does it have to be salmon? What about Arctic Char? For some conditions, this article pretty much says any fish will do.
One tuna sandwich a week can slow brain decline by the equivalent of three to four years, new research shows.

Scientists at Chicago Rush University Medical Center found that elderly people who ate fish at least once a week had a 10% to 13% per-year slower rate of cognitive decline than those who did not eat fish regularly.
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