Why Salmon is Good for Gut Health

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!

Take control of your health. Eat right. Nourish your gut microbiome. 
 
It is my passion to work with people like you whose health symptoms are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. I can help you to regain your health so you can feel great and free to enjoy life fully.
 
If you’re ready to discover where your best health has been hiding, I’d love to connect with you!
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Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health
~Rebecca

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