Your heart is a finely tuned machine and to keep it running in top form, you need to give it healthy fuel.
Salmon is packed full of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can lower the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, lower triglyceride levels, slow the growth of plaque in your arteries, and can also lower blood pressure slightly. Two meals of salmon per week are a recommended serving.
Salmon is also a great source of high-quality protein, potassium, and B vitamins.
Grill it with a rub or marinade, cut some up and add to pasta with some fat-free sauce or simply choose a fresh salad as an accompaniment.
Fresh or farmed? – it turns out that farm-raised salmon contains more Omega 3 fat but it also has more total fat. However, both have less saturated fat than a similar-sized portion of steak.
Picking the right foods can lower your risk of heart disease, including coronary artery disease, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke.