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Summer Honey Salmon is a Heart-Healthy Meal

Few foods bring as many health contributions to the table as delicious and juicy as a combination of honey and salmon. Not only is it an excellent source of high quality protein, it's also low in cholesterol and high in nutrients like vitamins A, D, B6 and B2, niacin, riboflavin, calcium, iron, zinc, and phosphorus. Salmon contains an abundance of good fats, and is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which have been linked to increased heart health and brain function. With so many health benefits from salmon and honey, it’s no wonder that they’re a match made in heaven.

Keeping your Brain Active

Doctors and dietitians routinely recommend salmon to heart-worried patients and others trying to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Consumption of salmon has also been associated with better eye health, reduced inflammation, and improved skin tone. Salmon contains high levels of the omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA. These fats are responsible for many cardiovascular benefits such as reducing inflammation. When eaten two to three times per week, salmon can protect you from problems such as heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides. Along with its many vitamins and high protein content, salmon is an excellent source of selenium, a mineral is that works as an antioxidant in the body. It is associated with decreased risk of joint inflammation, keeps the immune system and thyroid working well, and can help to keep tissues healthy by preventing cell damage.

Early Development

Eating salmon while pregnant and nursing can boost learning capability and academic performance in children. Salmon contains high levels of DHA, docosahexaenoic acid, which is the main structural fatty acid in the central nervous system and retina. Feeding salmon to preschool children also aids in the prevention of ADHD and can even boost academic performance. Honey is especially beneficial for children, as it strengthens the immune system and helps with allergies, diabetes, healing time for cuts and scrapes, and sleeping problems!

Healthy Eating from Hearn Kirkwood 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately-owned food service distributor specializing in fresh produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and fresh seafood in the Baltimore, Washington, and Virginia areas. We have been servicing our valued customers for over 70 years. We are dedicated to providing all of our customers with the freshest products available at competitive prices. For additional information, give us a call at (410) 712-6000 or visit us online.