Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have beneficial effects on heart health. This information was provided by Doctor of Medical Sciences and nutritionist Mariyat Mukhina in an interview with Moscow 24.
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“Omega-3 fatty acids are a valuable element for the heart muscle, and salmon is one of the leaders in their content,” the expert emphasized.
These fatty acids help thin the blood, protect against thrombosis, increase the level of “good” cholesterol, reduce “bad” cholesterol, prevent atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and prevent heart attack.
Mariyat Mukhina, a nutritionist and doctor of medical sciences, also noted that omega-3 fatty acids are present in large quantities in herring, mackerel, sardines and trout. Additionally, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, and sesame seeds are also excellent sources of these nutrients.