If I can only choose one kind of fish to eat in my life, it would be salmon. Salmon is full of vitamins and minerals, besides it provides a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids to our body.
The importance of omega-3 fatty acids
In our modern diet, omega-6 fatty acids are in everything and especially high in processed food and fast food. Consuming too much omega-6 fatty acids will have an adverse impact on the amount of omega-3 fatty acids our body can take in since they compete for the same enzymes needed for digestion. Maintaining a low ratio of omega 6: omega 3 has been shown to be associated with decreased risk in many inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
In my case, adjusting my diet from a high ratio of omega-6: omega 3 to a much lower one has done wonders for my skin. I had to go through two years of dealing with adult acnes. It was so painful and embarrassing. I almost gave up findings ways to restore my skin. I read and read everything I could find online about skincare and came across the link between diet and acnes. At first, I was doubtful but I thought it couldn’t get any worse so let’s change my diet and see. One of the changes was reducing added sugar and processed food and eating seafood regularly. To my surprise, my skin condition gradually improved and after over a year, those dark days were over. Since then, seafood including salmon has been an important part of my diet.
There are so many ways to cook salmon but my most favorite method is slow cooking it at low temperature in the oven. Though this method takes more time, it doesn’t require constant attention and more importantly, it results in a melt-in-the-mouth texture. The salmon is moist, soft and silky and I can even eat two servings of this slow baked salmon easily.