By Joan McDaniel August 28, 2012
Health Benefits of Salmon
BENEFITS RELATED TO OMEGA-3 CONTENT
The Standard American Diet (SAD) tragically lacks Omega-3 the good fatty acids, instead it contains Omega-6 the bad fats. Systemic inflammation in the human body is the root of almost all known chronic health conditions, including everything from rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol to dementia and cancer. Omega-3 fats reduce inflammation and Omega-6 fats promote inflammation. Sources for Omega-6 fats come from hydrogenated vegetable oils. Salmon has earned its research reputation as a health-supportive food based largely on its unusual omega-3 fatty acid content. It has one of the best sources for omega-3 fatty acid. Yet has smoking salmon changed anything and cause any damage?
Smoked salmon is popular and in some cases it is considered a delicacy. In Jewish cuisine smoked salmon is called lox and is usually eaten on a bagel with cream cheese. In North America, smoked salmon is often sliced very thinly and served on bread with cream cheese or with sliced red onion, lemon and capers. Slices of smoked salmon are a popular appetizer in Europe, usually served with some kind of bread. Smoked salmon is sometimes used in sushi, though not widely used in Japan it is used in North American sushi bars, for example in a "Philadelphia Roll"
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