The World Heart Federation has urged people to have more health awareness, and this is a great opportunity for all of us who have been neglecting the well-being of our heart to once again treasure it, pamper it, and mend any broken pieces with some salmon.
Some Salmon a Day Can Keep the Doctor Away
Salmon is a fatty fish, full of omega-3 fatty acids, and unless always eaten with a dollop of cream and instant mashed potatoes, is very unlikely to fatten you. The abundance of omega-3 fatty acids is great for your heart. Studies have shown that those who indulge in fatty fish a few times a week have a significantly lower risk – by almost one half, compared to those who do not – of fatal heart disease. Aside from helping to keep the heart attack at bay, the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon also play a vital part in lowering your blood pressure and increasing “Good” Cholesterol, namely HDL. In fact, salmon buffet twice a week sounds like you can keep the doctor away for a while, and of course it is good for your health in the long run.
Salmon Fact: Did you know that salmon sashimi is not a long-established Japanese cuisine? Norway introduced fresh Norwegian farmed salmon to Japan in the mid-1980s, and this was how the eating of raw salmon for sushi and sashimi began.
Salmon enjoys a growing popularity in Thailand, though none is caught nor farmed in Thailand because the hot climate is not friendly with the fish. Instead, every day, planes full of salmon fly in directly from Norway, the world’s leading expert and pioneer in salmon production. The cold, clear waters of Norway make the fish plump and delicious, and in as little as 48 hours, the swimming fish will have found its way onto your fresher-than-ever sashimi platter at any high-street Japanese restaurants.
Salmon brings you Joy (Literally)
What is the most common way to mend a broken heart? Eating ranks high on the list. Whether eating in general is conducive to making you happy is arguable, but there are certain foods that are proven to boost your mood and help you sleep tight at night, and salmon is one of them. This fatty fish is high in tryptophan, an amino acid that helps the body produce serotonin – a compound directly linked to happiness. While money cannot buy you happiness, it can buy you salmon, and if eating your favorite fish at the sushi bar still does not brighten your mood, serotonin will. Being the country of origin for commercial salmon, it is no surprise that Norway is one of the happiest nations in the world.
Gigantic pens allow Norwegian salmon to live and swim freely, resulting in fresh, sumptuously delicious salmon with layers of fat, safe for consumption
Salmon Fact: Norwegian farmed salmon live in the cold clear waters of Norway, and the massive fish pens allow them to swim freely and stay healthy. For their diet, Norwegian farmed salmon’s feed comes from of natural sources, and is 70% vegetable (plant-based) raw materials and 30% marine-based raw materials. All these essential factors including clean and fresh cold water make Norwegian salmon one of the world’s safest foods.
Last but not Least, salmon make you ‘Grammable’
Being “Insta-famous” is arguably one of today’s most popular happiness indices, and salmon can win over your heart in more ways than one. While a nice plate of sliced salmon meat, bright orange, lined with delicious fat stripes already makes a winning Instagram shot, what is even better is this superfood can make your face and skin healthily radiant, looking camera ready and filter-free. Being rich in nutrition, salmon’s high omega-3 content promotes vision health, preventing dry-eye conditions. This fatty fish, in addition, pack a series of B vitamins which helps repair DNA. It also contains vitamin D which promotes skin cells growth and regeneration, creating a younger look. Luckily, Thailand is the biggest importer of Norwegian Salmon in Southeast Asia, making this high-quality beauty food readily available all around.
Food Tip: A simple way to identify premium quality salmon from Norway is to look for the seafood from Norway logo on products at retail stores and restaurants materials. Norway is the world’s number one producer of salmon and is also its country of origin.
Credit – The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is a public company owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the world’s only national seafood council. NSC works together with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industry to develop markets for Norwegian seafood, representing the country’s seafood exporters and the seafood industry. The trademark “Seafood from Norway” is a symbol of origin and quality for Norwegian seafood, farmed or wild, caught in Norway’s cold and clear waters.