The weight loss benefits of salmon

By The Examiner
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For anyone looking to lose weight, finding nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods are the best bet. Salmon is bursting with vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids. The protein and fat content of salmon make it a satisfying dish, essential to weight loss. Salmon are high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3s are the champs when it comes to keeping bodies fueled and healthy; they work with body in a myriad of weighs to control weight and cravings. Omega-3s are also shown to impact mood and behavior in a positive way. And when it comes to health benefits, the list of why you should eat salmon is long.

Fish in general are shown to lower the risk of and the mortality rate of coronary heart disease (CHD) by 25% or more. Salmon is considered an oily fish, which provide more of the fish oil that fights off CHD. Those same oils -- omega-3s again -- in salmon have been shown to lower cholesterol, act as anti-cancer agents, stave off arthritis and serve as nature's anti-inflammatory.

They may also play a part in controlling asthma, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and menopausal symptoms. Plus, they lower the risk of diabetes by improving the body's use of insulin. Two essential fatty acids found in salmon, DHH and EPA, may help prevent Alzheimer's, memory loss and dementia, as well as mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.