Try These Great Salmon Recipes

Try These Great Salmon Recipes

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Smoked salmon also provides a rich source of fat. A 3-ounce serving of the fish contains 3.7 grams of total fat, including 0.45 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. These fats help maintain brain function to protect you from the depression, memory loss or even dementia caused by an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Each 3-ounce serving of smoked salmon provides 41 percent of the recommended omega-3 fatty acid intake for women, or 28 percent for men.

Eat smoked salmon as a source of dietary protein. Getting enough protein each day keeps your tissues strong and healthy. Dietary protein breaks down into a family of nutrients called amino acids — compounds that your cells need to function. If you don’t get enough protein from your diet, your body begins to break down your own tissues, such as muscle tissue, as an alternate source of amino acids. Lox is considered a complete protein, as it provides every amino acid your cells need to make protein. Eating 3 ounces of smoked salmon boosts your protein intake by 15.5 grams, approximately 25 percent of the daily protein requirements for a 150-pound individual.

There are 582 international units of vitamin D in 3-ounce portion of smoked, which is almost all of the 600 international units you need each day. Vitamin D is a nutrient that contributes to the regulation of bone density. The skin synthesizes vitamin D when it’s exposed to the sun. Prolonged periods indoors and during winter weather may reduce sun exposure, and eating fish such as wild smoked salmon is particularly important.

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