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Why Is Salmon a Healthy Seafood Choice? May 28, 2020

Harlem, Manhattan
Why Is Salmon a Healthy Seafood Choice?, Manhattan, New York

Salmon is a popular fish entree. Whether broiled, smoked, or pan-fried, this seafood dish offers a succulent, fatty, and subtle marine flavor. But this fish can offer much more than a world of delicious tasting notes. Due to its nutrient-rich makeup, it offers a wide range of impressive health benefits. If you’re not sure what to order at your next surf-and-turf outing, here are a few reasons you might want to put salmon on your plate.

5 Ways Salmon Can Benefit Your Body

1. Protects the Heart

Salmon is widely regarded for its incredibly high content of omega-3 fatty-acids—an unsaturated fat and antioxidant. This component can help support the cardiovascular system in many ways, such as by preventing blood vessel inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and improving bad cholesterol. Together, these benefits can help protect against the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

2. Prevents Hair Loss

seafoodIf you’re worried about mercury contributing to hair loss, you don’t have to worry about it when eating salmon. This fish is so low in mercury that it is deemed safe for pregnant women to consume in appropriate quantities. The anti-inflammatory benefits of omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce follicle inflammation—another problem that can contribute to premature hair loss.

3. Strengthens Bones

As a healthy source of protein, salmon is known for supporting overall muscular health. But it’s benefits can go much deeper by also strengthening your bones. Specifically, this fatty fish offers healthy amounts of vitamin D—a nutrient that helps the body absorbs calcium. If you don’t have enough of the vitamin, your bones and teeth may not get the minerals they need to stay strong.

4. Supports Weight Management

Low in carbs and high in protein, salmon can help you feel full without overloading your body with empty calories. As a result, including it as part of your meals can help prevent overeating while supplying your muscles with the nutrients they need to stay strong. By increasing your metabolic rate, this protein-rich seafood may help you burn fat more effectively.

5. Bolsters the Brain

DHA—a type of omega-3 found in salmon—is known for supporting brain tissue health. Consuming this fish regularly may reduce the risk of memory loss and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease—the most common form of dementia.



Serving up broiled salmon and many other sustainably-sourced catches of the day, Lolo’s Seafood Shack is the place to go when you want a delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner. This Harlem, Manhattan, restaurant serves up many other healthy dishes, including avocado toast, fresh crab, and a wide selection of veggie sides. Visit this establishment online to check out their full menu. For convenient pick-up and delivery, you can also place an order through their online app or by calling (646) 649-3356. If you’d like to book a table or submit a request through Yelp! Reservations.

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