Last week, we tackled some anti-inflammatory foods. These are foods that are free from refined grains, sugar, and chemical additives.
This time let’s focus a little more on one of the best anti-inflammatory foods: salmon.
Did you know that salmon is good for your gut?
Salmon is an oily fish and the reason behind its efficiency in reducing inflammation is its Omega 3 fatty acid content.
We know that Omega 3 fatty acid is good for health, but how does it exactly reduce inflammation, particularly in the gut?
In a study done by British researchers, they found out that women who consumed Omega 3 fatty acids and have high levels of Omega 3 in the blood have more diverse gut bacteria.
In addition, this diverse gut microbiome is able to produce beneficial compounds including butyrate and n-carbamyl glutamate (NGC). Butyrate is produced by anti-inflammatory bacteria and is good for digestion. NGC is a compound itself that lowers inflammation and reduces damage by the free radicals in the gut.
A healthy gut lies in the diversity and the richness of the bacteria that reside in it. A diverse and rich gut microbiome boosts your immune system and makes it more stable. It is a key to a healthier you, as we know that all health conditions originate in the gut.
So if you have problems with digestion or inflammation such as leaky gut, try incorporating Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet. Getting them in your diet (like salmon!) is better than supplements, but If you cannot eat Omega 3 rich foods regularly for some reason, taking a high quality Omega 3 supplement, like krill oil, can be helpful.
Here are some salmon recipes to try!
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