Tuesday, October 23, 2012

These are good for your health...

 I have this random thing where I usually look up (google) the health benefits of the foods I prop myself with. I suppose I'll just share which of the foods I looked up today, as I'm always curious about whether what I'm eating is beneficial for my health or not. It doesn't matter what it is. I've googled everything from apple to honey. But today my focus is on...

Salmon:


  1. Maintain Brain Health
    Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which known to support brain function by
    increasing the memory, relax the brain and prevent age related decline in brain function which induced Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Improve Eye Health
    Since salmon high in omega 3 fatty acids and amino acids, they help improve eye health and prevent macular degeneration, dryness and fatigue of eyes.
  3. Protect body against Free Radicals
    Salmon is great source of selenium, a mineral that help protect the body from free radical damage, which can weaken cells and leave them vulnerable to infections and other diseases.
  4. Reduce High Blood Pressure
    Salmon helps
    control high blood pressure. It provides protection against heart attack and stroke.
  5. Prevent Heart Disease
    Omega-3 helps in lowering the level of triglycerides, which in turn reduce the risk of
    heart disease.
  6. Protect Skin
    Omega-3 is also known to have anti-inflammatory effect. It has the ability to protect skin against sunburn as well as
    skin cancer.
  7. Protect Digestive Tract and Prevent Cancer
    Salmon is healthy for the digestive tract and offer protection against some types of cancer. People eat salmon have less chance of developing
    cancer in the breast, colon, esophagus, pharynx, pancreas, mouth, ovary, stomach and rectum.
  8. Reduce Depression
    The omega-3 in salmon helps in
    reducing depression and thus keeps a person in good mood.
  9. Protect body against Kidney Cancer
    Like other fatty fish, Salmon is helpful against kidney cancer. It is effective in defending against renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common kidney cancer form.
  10. Reduce the risk of Leukemia
    Eating salmon is also effective in reducing the risk of
    leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Because I was never really big on fish before I became a student, it certainly helped looking up the health benefits of certain fish, which in turn helped me practice eating more of it.