My daughter voted for Salmon as the Superfood this week.
Salmon is high in Omega-3 fats that are good for your heart and your brain functioning. Wild salmon has even been found to protect you from UV induced sunburn and cancerous DNA changes.
Omega-3 oils help keep your mind functioning properly, and have been found to increase memory, hand eye coordination, and high level problem solving skills while reducing risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Omega-3 fatty acids also may reduce respiratory inflammation.
Omega-3s have recently been found to cut anger, aggression, hostility, cynicism and mistrust of others in a study done at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA. It is believed that the fats keep pathways to your brain clear and functioning properly. Results were seen in people eating as little as 3.3 ounces per month. Not much.
Even I can handle that. Fish is not my favorite!
BUT – farm raised fish has been found to be high in mercury. When you start feeding your food sources with unnatural foods, it has to affect the food itself. That’s why wild salmon and tuna are recommended.
Keep an eye on the recipes where I’ll be adding some fish recipes that even a non fish eater like me will like.