Salmon - Fitness Foods for women - Women's Health & Fitness

2. Salmon

Packed full of protein and healthy omega 3 fats, this type of fish should be on everyone’s dinner plate at least twice a week. Omega 3 fats reduce the risk of blood clot formation and may lower levels of bad cholesterol, which helps prevent heart attack and stroke.

Omega 3 fats are also good for preventing depression as they boost levels of serotonin (the ‘feel good’ chemical) in the brain, and they are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Arthritis Australia advises that eating salmon can reduce the inflammatory symptoms of some types of arthritis.
Diet tip: Canned varieties of salmon are just as healthy as fresh fish.