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Salmon Nutrition Facts
Want to work more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet? Then eat more salmon. You won't find a richer source. One 4-ounce serving gives you a whopping 2.1 grams of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent the formation of clots, or “platelet clumping.” They do this by making blood less “sticky.” As a result, risk of thrombotic stroke is lessened, as well as risk of embolic stroke, where the clot forms elsewhere in the body before traveling to the brain.
Besides boasting stroke resistant benefits, the fatty acids of omega 3 act as “health heroes” against hypertension, breast cancer, and depression. Other benefits include: less chance of developing heart disease, lower risk of heart attack even where heart disease does exist, lower blood pressure, possible improvement of kidney function in severe diabetes, and possible improvement of certain inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis, and kidney disease.
Dr Perricone, author of The Wrinkle Cure, believes salmon holds one of the vital keys to looking younger. Eaten in enough quantities with certain other foods, he claims it can actually wipe away those wrinkles.
“Salmon has a chemical in it called DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol). My grandmother used to tell me that fish was brain food and she was right because DMAE actually increases your ability to think. It also has an effect on the nerves that are connected to the muscles in your skin. When you eat salmon every day you get more DMAE and it increases tone also. Sagging is what really makes you look older, so by correcting that with the DMAE in the salmon, you’re correcting all the signs of aging,” says Dr. Perricone.
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