YEAH for Salmon (Vital Choice)
Astaxanthin, a member of the carotenoid family, is commonly found in brightly colored vegetables, such as carrots and leafy greens. However, this pigment is also found in certain seafoods and is credited for giving these fish it’s pinkish hue. Most of the research touts astaxanthin as a potent antioxidant, which makes it beneficial in inflammatory conditions.
There are also other known benefits of astaxanthin, such as its ability to:
Lower triglycerides and fatty oxidation of LDL
Ease in Blood flow and lower Blood pressure
And….aid in weight loss!
According to VitalChoice:
… recently published results of a Japanese clinical study link astaxanthin to improvements in key markers for cardiovascular health … and they support earlier indications that it boosts a hormone that deters accumulation of highly unhealthful belly fat (Yoshida H et al. 2009).
(AKA increased levels of adiponectin)
All these benefits make salmon pack an extra punch to go along with it’s omega fatty acid content!
In a recent study, omega 3 fatty acids were said to be important in gene regulation of liver cells; therefore, positively affecting Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). An abstract from Ailimentary Pharmacology and Toxicology concluded the following on fish oil: Omega-3 fatty acids are a promising treatment for NAFLD which require to be tested in randomised placebo controlled trials.
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