Monday, June 12, 2006

salmon and omega-3

What an inspiring and healthy meal! A salmon fillet served over basmati rice with a side of mixed vegetables. Salmon is among the best sources of hearty polyunsaturated fatty acids known as omega-3, and it shares this feature with other fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, and albacore tuna. Shrimp also contains this beneficial fat, but since its fat content is so low, it is not counted among the best sources. The omega-3 in fish [eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)] are the most powerful, and can provide protection against cardiovascular disases and could as well benefit any disease involving inflammation (e.g. arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn disease, etc.). Therefore, your best bet to set your sights on lifetime health is to make the commitment of having your 2-3 servings of fish weekly, as recommended by the acknowledged American Heart Association.

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