Do you want to help your kids have lasting energy and grow up strong and healthy? Then it is enough to put a portion of nutritious, healthy salmon on the plate twice a week.
Salmon is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids as well as eicosapentaenoic acid and hexahexanoic acid.
Salmon promotes brain health and is one of the most nutritious types of fish to add to your diet. It provides the body with iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6, as well as a whole host of other nutrients essential to the brain. It fits into any healthy diet and contains no carbohydrates, making it a perfect addition to a low-carb diet.
Oily fish like salmon is by far the best source of omega-3 fatty acids. They have been shown to improve cognitive function in infants and children. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, are an important part of the cell membranes of the brain. It can be a real “struggle” to get your kids to eat salmon, but it’s worth keeping trying because the benefits to them are tremendous.
Of course, studies show that it’s never too late to start reaping the brain-specific benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, it’s recommended to eat salmon for lunch or dinner at least twice a week. To help kids get used to it, you can mix salmon flakes with a pasta dish or a delicious lemon and garlic salad.
In addition to children, salmon also benefits the elderly. Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly useful for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been found that the most common nutritional deficiency in patients with Alzheimer’s disease is the lack of omega-3 fatty acids and in particular the substance DHA, also known as docosahexaenoic acid.
High levels of DHA are found in the gray matter of the brain. DHA protects the brain’s cell membranes from drying out and losing their plasticity, much like oiling an ancient spring. Cell membrane plasticity is important for maintaining cell communication. A disruption in cell communication in the brain leads to reduced learning ability and memory loss.
Studies show that people who eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s by 65%. As such, there are many reasons to include salmon in your diet.