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Healthy High Fat Foods To Eat More Of #5: Salmon

October 15, 2014 1 min read

Growing up in Japan, salmon was always fairly plentiful. Many Japanese dishes feature salmon heavily, which could be one reason that they are so much healthier than us in the Western world. Every 100-gram serving of salmon contains:
  • 208 calories
  • 7.7 grams of unsaturated fat
  • 3 grams of saturated fat
Salmon is probably one of the top 5 proteins ON THE PLANET, thanks primarily to the Omega-3 monounsaturated fatty acids it contains.   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com[/caption] Omega-3 can do all sorts of things, including:
  • Improve brain health
  • Reduce inflammation and free radical damage
  • Reduce triglycerides in the body
  • Protect the heart and strengthen cardiac muscle
  • Boost cognition and mood
  • Prevent and reduce joint wear and tear
  • Decrease the risk of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer
However, protein also contains special protein molecules known as bioactive peptides that can help to reduce inflammation in your digestive tract, boost joint health, and even increase the effectiveness of insulin. Fish is also rich in selenium, a mineral that fights cancer, boosts the health of your joints, and protect your heart muscle by producing more glutathione. Definitely a good reason to pay the hefty sum for those salmon steaks!  
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Resources: http://healthfitnessrevolution.com/10-healthy-fats-to-include-in-your-diet/http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=104

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