Salmon and its Benefits

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“Only one food has the reputation from time immemorial of being a “brain food”.  That food is fish… you should plan to eat a seafood meal seven days a week – and salmon at least five times a week.”                 – Nicholas Perricone, M.D., “The Perricone Prescription”

 

Few single foods can bring as many health contributions to your diet in significant quantities as wild Alaskan salmon.  Wild salmon is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are necessary for optimum maternal and infant health.  (Health Benefits, n.d.)

 

Main benefits from wild salmon:

  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • High quality protein
  • Essential amino acids
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin E
  • Calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus

 

Several recent studies have found that salmon contains small bioactive protein molecules (called bioactive peptides) that may provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and control of inflammation in the digestive tract.  One particular bioactive peptide called calcitonin (sct) has been of special interest because a human form of calcitonin is made by the thyroid gland, and we know that it is the key hormone for helping regulate and stabilize the balance of collagen and minerals in the bone and surrounding tissue.  As researchers learn more and more about salmon peptides – including sct – we expect to see more and more potential health benefits discovered related to inflammation, including inflammation of joints.   (Salmon, n.d.)

 

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At this year’s expo Bruce Paley, chef and proprietor of the Bowery Dugout restaurant, will be showing us how to prepare poached salmon with low fat dill dressing accompanied with quinoa salad with sun dried tomatoes and roasted garlic.  Chef Bruce began his career in the Kingston area in 1973 when he opened Paley’s IGA super market.  He is a graduate of the NYCC Hotel and Restaurant program with Chef of the year Honors.

Come to the Expo and benefit from this great work shop and many others.  We hope to see you there.

 

 

Works Cited

Health Benefits. (n.d.). Retrieved from Wild for Salmon: http://wildforsalmon.com/why-wild/health-benefits/page.aspx?id=1097

Salmon. (n.d.). Retrieved from The world’s healthiest foods: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=104

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