The Benefits of Salmon + Brussel Sprouts

Hi everyone!

So today we’re going to be looking into the health benefits of salmon and brussel sprouts. These two simple foods are delicious together and make for a perfect meal-prep dinner or lunch.

So let’s just get right into it!

Salmon

  1. Salmon is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are a common supplement because our bodies don’t naturally produce it. Omega-3 fatty acids may be able to help with high blood pressure, reducing triglycerides, and reducing the chances of strokes and heart attacks. Omega-3s may also help with improving your overall eye health, reducing the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, reducing inflammation, and may be able to assist in fighting autoimmune diseases.
  2. Salmon is also a very healthy source of protein that contains a lot of healthy vitamins & minerals.

In 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of wild salmon:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 18% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 29% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): 50% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 19% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 47% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid): 7% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B12: 51% of the RDI
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Salmon is extremely rich an a variety of Vitamin Bs as well as high in Vitamin D and Selenium. Both of those help boost your thyroid function and help to lower thyroid antibodies. Salmon also contains Astaxanthin which reduces LDL (unhealthy cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol).

3. Omega-3s combined with the other vitamins/minerals in salmon also help to protect your brain health.


Brussel Sprouts

  1. Brussel sprouts are high in essential nutrients such as:

In ½ cup / 78 grams:

  • Calories: 28
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin K: 137% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 81% of the RDI
  • Vitamin A: 12% of the RDI
  • Folate: 12% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 9% of the RDI

As you can see above, Brussel sprouts are high in vitamin K, which may support healthy bones, cognitive health, and your heart health. Brussel sprouts are also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and contain Omega 3 fatty acids as well.

2. Brussel sprouts may help with inflammation and blood sugar levels.


In conclusion, adding salmon and brussel sprouts into your diet will provide many health benefits to your mind and body.

Let me know if you have any great recipes that include these two ingredients/foods!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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