Nutrition Research

Salmon…it’s what should be for dinner

August 3, 2016

Y’all, salmon is totes having a moment.  Not that it ever left the spotlight, but ANOTHER study came out today reminding us all why we should be coming this fatty fish.

You know salmon is good for your ticker, but did you ever think about your brain…or your bum?  Yep, omega 3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel has been shown to be heart protective and prevent cognitive decline (see the study out of Rush University in Chicago).  But according to a new study, your favorite pinkish fatty fish is good for your colon.

In addition to lowering your risk for colon cancer, fatty fish consumption has been shown to lower your risk for breast cancer and liver cancer.  While more research is still needed, all eyes are on DHA(docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA(eicosapentaenoic acid).  These babies cut down on inflammation which is associated with cancer.

But, Caroline!  What about mercury??  Dr. Oz needs to shut it.  The benefits of consuming fatty fish outweigh any risk.  Oh, and remember, all of these studies have been done on actual fish consumption; not supplements.  Remember, the best rule of thumb is FOOD FIRST.

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