“rich in Omega-3 than can reduce inflammation often associated with chronic pain” 

 

 

 

Like walnuts and flaxeeds, salmon contains a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids , which research suggests can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. One study found that women who ate omega-3-rich fish twice per week significantly lowered their chances of heart failure later in lifeTrusted Source. Another study found that eating just 3 oz of salmon twice per week can increase levels of HDL (the good cholesterol), compounds important in maintaining a healthy circulatory systemTrusted Source.

 

But this fish may help more than just the heart. Salmon (along with a host of other superfoods) has also been credited with aiding in sun protection. Research suggests one of the omega-3s in salmon may help protect against UV-induced skin damage Trusted Source. This doesn’t mean, however, it’s necessarily a good idea to substitute salmon for sunscreen anytime soon.

And for a boost of brainpower, another omega-3 fat found in salmon— DHA— has been linked to improved cognitive function, specifically in middle-aged adults. One study found people with higher levels of DHA scored better on tests involving nonverbal reasoning and mental flexibilityTrusted Source. Looks like this fish has got the brain and heart covered— if only it could cover courage, too!