Salmon: The Superfish

24 Apr

So we’ve spent a lot of time talking about the health benefits of our vegetables over the past few months, but we haven’t really mentioned much about our proteins. Which, we realized, is strange because fish and sushi are pretty mutually exclusive. They don’t date around. We decided we might give all you rollers out there a couple facts about one of our more popular ingredients, salmon.

Now, we’ve all heard about omega 3 fatty acids, although not many know exactly what they’re good for. The first thing you have to know, however, is that salmon contains a massive amount. In fact one serving can have more omega 3’s in it than the average American adult gets in three days. Four ounces of salmon can have up to 2 grams of Omega 3’s. We like that ratio. Omega 3 fatty acids benefit the human body in a number of ways, and we’ll go into a bit more detail of some of the most important.


Omega 3s help bring down one’s cholesterol levels, thus immensely helping the heart’s essential functions. Heart disease, stroke, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure are all common dangers among American adults that omega 3 fatty acids work to fight against. So next Valentines Day, why not spend time with whom your heart really desires, a nice salmon roll.

Salmon is also excellent for brain function and can improve one’s memory, just to make sure you never forget any of the magical meals enjoyed at HDYR? The vitamins in the acids work together to help the brain from aging and therefore act as a natural anti-depressant. Consumption of salmon has been shown to greatly lower one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. So whether you’re preparing for old age or just a calculus test, salmon’s on your team, or should we say stream?

Finally, Salmon’s high vitamin D and selenium content in addition to abundance of Omega 3s make it a natural fighter of several types of cancer including prostate, colorectal, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and breast cancer.

Other benefits include increased eye health, weight loss capabilities, skin and hair health, and joint protection. Side affects may include bad breath, but that’s nothing a mint can’t fix. So the next time you’re having trouble deciding what type of protein to put in your roll, remember salmon and its mighty Omega 3 friends.

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One Response to “Salmon: The Superfish”

  1. Christina April 25, 2013 at 1:46 am #

    Where does your salmon come from? Is it farmed or wild?? Thanks.

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