The year is off to a roaring start, how’s your health goals progressing? I know I’ve been hit or miss in the past but this year I’ve stayed strong and on track. One of my weaknesses is snacking in between meals and while I’m cooking for the family. By the time lunch or dinner is ready I’ve snacked my way to a full meal. So I’ve come up with a plan to turn my weakness into a strength by including healthy snacking into my daily routine by including Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Pouches in my diet.
I just found out about this new product that’s been in Walmart stores since October, wish I’d found it sooner. I’m really enjoying adding it to my salad to add great flavor and since I’m not getting any younger the health benefits of salmon are a definite plus.
Are you looking to make some changes or try something new to eat healthier? Then I’ve got great news!
Till the end of January 2015 you can get a coupon for a 1 FREE pouch of Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon exclusively at Walmart.
Here’s a few ideas you can try to incorporate the flavored salmon into your snacking.
- Use as a tasty topping on a whole grain cracker – like we did in the photo above
- Include it as a topping on your baked potato
- Give it a try in an inventive Stir-Fry
Now unless you have been living under a rock you have heard that salmon contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and how it is good to include in your diet because it’s benefits your heart health. Well did you know there’s a total of 8 health benefits of salmon:
OMEGA-3 CONTENT: Salmon contains a large amount of omega-3 fatty acid content. The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids include improved control of the body’s inflammatory processes, better overall cell function, improved transfer of information between the body’s cell and increased brain function.
Cardiovascular Benefits: A higher intake of omega-3 rich fish such as Salmon is directly associated with an improved metabolic markers for cardiovascular disease. Most benefits of fish intake, along the lines of 2-3 times per week, include decreasing the risk of numerous cardiovascular problems including: heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides in the blood.
Improved Mood and Cognition: The high concentration of omega-3 fatty acid in salmon is related to a decreased risk of certain brain-related problems. Consuming omega-3 containing fish is associated with decreased risk of depression, decreased risk of hostility in some studies of teenagers and decreased risk of cognitive decline in older persons. Researchers have speculated that some of these brain-related benefits from omega-3 fish intake may be due to the conversion of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) to proctectins which prevent excessive inflammation in the body.
Joint Eye Benefits: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), found in fish like salmon, can be converted by the body into three types of omega-3 fat derivatives (prostagladins, thromboxanes and resolvins) that provide unique anti-inflammatory benefits for the joints. The presence of small bioactive protein molecules in salmon may provide special support for joint cartilage as well as other types of tissue.
Eye Benefits: The omega-3 molecules found in fish can prevent these eye related problems by lowering inflammation in the eye. Two fish servings per week has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of macular degeneration (which can lead to the deterioration of the eyeball and loss of vision), while 5-6 weekly servings of fish can greatly reduce the risk of chronic dry eye.
Decreased Cancer Risk: There is a decreased cancer risk for those who intake fish rich in omega-3 fat. These cancer types include: colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkins lumphoma. Studies show that a decreased risk of these types of cancers typically begins to show measurable benefits when omega-3 fish are consumed at least once per week.
Benefits Related to Protein and Amino Acid Content: Salmon contains small bioactive protein molecules that may provide support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness and control of inflammation in the digestive tract. One specific bioactive peptide called calcitonin is a key hormone for regulating and stabilizing the balance of collagen and minerals in the bone and surrounding tissue.
Benefits Related to Selenium: Four ounces of salmon provides about 62% of the Daily Value of the mineral selenium. This antioxidant nutrient is associated with a decreased risk of joint inflammation and with the prevention of certain types of cancer such as colorectal cancer. Selenium provides cardiovascular protection through the maintenance of the molecule glutathione.