Five Health Benefits of Eating Salmon
On our most recent blog, we outlined four healthy menu items at Sidewalk Chef Kitchen. While all of our menu options are made fresh in-house and sourced from the highest quality ingredients, there is one thing in particular on our menu that we just can’t get enough of – salmon! We serve wild salmon grilled to order just about every single day here at Sidewalk Chef Kitchen, so if you need a good boost of protein and omega-3s, wild salmon is the way to go. You can enjoy it as a main protein as part of our Fresh Express or an easy way to make one of our fresh salads a little healthier. Read on below for more information on the five health benefits of eating salmon, and be sure to order it next time you stop by!
Can Help Fight Inflammation
Inflammation is often linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Eat salmon a few times a week to help fight off inflammation and keep your body in peak working condition.
Good Source of Protein
No matter what dietary measures or way of eating you follow, protein is an essential nutrient and eating enough of it can be tricky. Since salmon provides 22-25g of protein per 3.5 oz serving, it’s easy to make sure you’re hitting your protein goals for your meal.
Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Have you ever seen fish oil capsules in the vitamin and supplement aisle and wondered what the benefit is of taking them? It’s because fish contains omega-3 fatty acids that help lower blood pressure and fight off diseases. Since your body can’t create omega-3 acids, it’s important to get them from foods. We recommend skipping the fish oil capsules and making salmon a part of your meals at least one or two times a week.
High in B Vitamins
Vitamin C is all the rage, but what about vitamin B, too? Vitamin B helps produce energy, control inflammation, and protect the heart and the brain. Not to mention, the folic acid found in vitamin B is great for your hair, skin, and nails too! Salmon is a great and tasty source of vitamin B, one that your body will thank you for.
May Help in Losing Weight
If you are trying to lose weight in a healthy and controlled way, salmon is an excellent resource to burn fat. It can help reduce your appetite and boost your metabolic rate. Just add some leafy greens like spinach, kale, or bok choy and you’re all set!
You can learn more about the health benefits of eating salmon here. Next time you stop by for lunch, be sure to ask us how you can enjoy salmon with your meal!