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7 Reasons to Eat More Salmon (with Recipes)

Jeremy Hendon | November 11
7 reasons to Eat More Salmon

Behind shrimp and canned tuna, Salmon is the most consumed seafood in the United States . Around here, we know just how delicious a well-prepared piece of salmon can taste (or if you’re too lazy to cook your own salmon, you can buy ready-to-eat salmon snack packs). But, did you know that there are…

7 Big Ways That Salmon Can Improve Your Health

  1. High in Omega-3s.  Between 15-30% of the fats in Salmon are Omega-3 fats, which is higher than 99% of other foods.  Not only that, but almost all of the Omega-3 fats in Salmon are the good kinds (DHA and EPA) that your body can’t produce on its own. is salmon healthy
  2. High in Vitamins D & B12. Everyone talks about the Omega-3s but forgets that Salmon is also very vitamin-rich, particularly in Vitamins D and B-12.  And that’s all in addition to minerals like Magnesium, Niacin, and Phosphorous, which Salmon is also very high in.
  3. Makes You Happier.  I already get happy enough just eating Salmon, but research also shows that a higher fish intake is associated with a decreased risk of depression and hostility.
  4. Reduces Risk of Heart Disease.  It’s largely attributable to the vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3s in Salmon, but study after study has shown that Salmon and other fish dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease.
  5. Joint Protection.  The combination of proteins and fats in Salmon actually helps to support and protect your joints and prevent inflammation.
  6. High in Selenium.  Most antioxidants like Vitamin C don’t actually work without sufficient Selenium.  That’s why getting enough Selenium is crucial to preventing oxidative stress, which contributes to a variety of diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, and more.  Salmon and other fish is a great source of Selenium.
  7. Protects Against Mercury Toxicity.   It’s a little known fact that Mercury is toxic only if you eat more Mercury than Selenium.  Salmon is significantly higher in Selenium than in Mercury, meaning that it actually helps prevent Mercury toxicity.

How To Get More Salmon Into Your Diet

seabears paleo salmon snacks Here’s a few of our favorite Paleo salmon recipes. And if you don’t have time to cook, then we highly recommend trying Seabear’s Ready-to-eat Wild Salmon snack packs.

Salmon Recipes

Baked Rosemary Salmon Recipe

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Salmon Stew/Kitchen Sink Soup

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Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe

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Crab Stuffed Salmon

Herb Crusted Salmon

Five C Spiced Salmon

Parsnip-Apple Latkes with Smoked Salmon

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