Did you know that the American Heart Association (AHA) advises eating fish at least twice a week, preferably fatty such as salmon, sardines, and trout, high in omega-3s?
What Is Salmon/Sardines/Rainbow Trout?
Salmon are fish that belongs to the Salmonidae family and are recognizable by their light pink flesh.
Sardines are small, elongated, silvery fish belonging to the Clupeidae family.
Rainbow trout (also called Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a Salmonidae (brightly colored and speckled) freshwater and saltwater fish native to North America.
What Are The Uses Of Salmon/Sardines/Rainbow Trout?
Salmon fillets and steaks can be grilled, sautéed, baked, or poached. Canned salmon is typically used in sandwiches or salads.
Sardines are typically available in cans and serve as a great appetizer with crackers. Moreover, fresh are a great choice for baking, grilling, and smoking.
Similarly, you can grill, bake, broil, pan-sear, or poach trout.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Salmon/Sardines/Rainbow Trout?
Salmon/sardines/rainbow trout (wild-caught fatty fish) are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Different studies demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids are essential to maintain good heart and brain health. It has also been found to lessen inflammation and may reduce RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) disease activity. They are essential for a baby’s prenatal development too.
In addition to omega-3, these fish are high in protein and other essential nutrients, providing several other health benefits.
What Makes Salmon/Sardines/Rainbow Trout An Anticancer Food?
According to some research, omega-3 fatty acids, high in salmon/sardines/rainbow trout (wild-caught fatty fish), may help fight breast and colon cancer. In addition, Omega-3 fatty acids may aid the body in fighting against inflammation.
By reducing toxicity or alleviating side effects related to cancer or treatment, fish oil helps to improve cancer outcomes and lower the incidence of this disease.
According to recent research by AICR, fish consumption may offer some protection against liver cancer, albeit the evidence was insufficient to draw any firm conclusions. However, it is not advisable to rely only on supplements for cancer prevention.