Friday, February 25, 2011

Turkish Dishes: Salmon

It's weekend here in Doha. And we incorrectly scheduled this Turkish dishes recipe: Spinach with Garlic and Yogurt Sauce last night. Hence, this 10AM post will be a roundup with a twist. Only for Salmon - and with a health tip.

  • Salmon is rich in Omega-3, which has several health benefits to its credit. Its Omega-3 content, along with the niacin and vitamin 12, is extremely beneficial for cardiovascular health.
  • Omega-3 and the trace mineral selenium, present in salmon, have defensive action against colon, prostate and breast cancer.
  • The omega-3 in salmon helps in reducing depression and thus, keeps a person in good mood. Depression and stress are the principal causes that boost the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. As the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines increase, the depressive symptoms accelerate simultaneously.
  • Omega-3 improves the electrical properties of cells present in heart and is also defensive against the deadly abnormal heart rhythms.
  • The omega-3 present in salmon prevents obesity and increases the response towards insulin. It is also beneficial in reducing the formation of cytokines, which causes the inflammatory response lined with atherosclerosis.
  • Omega-3 helps in lowering the level of triglycerides, which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases in case of its high accumulation.
  • The omega-3 present in salmon also comes into limelight for the protection it provides from both early and late age-related muscular degeneration.
  • Omega-3 is also known to have anti-inflammatory effects. It has the ability to protect the skin against sunburn and most possibly, skin cancer also.
  • Salmon, like any other fatty fish, is helpful against kidney cancer. It is effective in defending against renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common kidney cancer.  
  • Consumption of salmon works effectively in lowering the risk of multiple myeloma, leukemia and non-hodgkins lymphoma.
  • Even a small amount of salmon fish is healthy for protection against digestive tract and ovarian cancers. People eating salmon have less chances of getting cancer in pancreas, ovaries, mouth, stomach, colon, rectum, esophagus and pharynx.
  • Salmon promotes the health of your heart, by accelerating the heart rate variability (HRV).
  • Salmon prevents and controls high blood pressure. It gives more protection against heart attack. It has a vital role to play in protection against ischemic stroke as well
  • Eating salmon helps prevent deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clot develops in the deep veins of thighs, pelvis or legs.
  • Salmon also is protective against pulmonary embolism. Embolism is formed in case of the breakage of a part or a whole of the blood clot from its site of creation, following which it starts moving through the venous system. The condition in which the clot resides in the lung is called pulmonary embolism.
  • Salmon offers cardiovascular protection for postmenopausal women suffering from diabetes. It also facilitates better functioning of brain cells.
  • The risk of colorectal cancer decreases to a considerable extent with the intake of salmon.
  • A person suffering from dry eye syndrome (DES) will find relief by eating salmon.
  • Salmon proves highly beneficial in destroying the Alzheimer’s plaques.
  • It also proves highly helpful in protecting against childhood asthma.  

Here, in Turknoy, we will try to post  Salmon recipe for at least a week. Hope you will follow us for this quest to be healthy.

So far, we tried two salmon recipes: Salmon with Herbs and Baked Salmon. Watch out for more.

Love. Cook. Eat. Live Healthy!


  1. thanks Caroline for dropping by & following my blog, followed back :)

  2. Hi, I found you on Social Parade on Friday and I'm a new follower. Hop over and say hi if you get a chance!

  3. Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

    I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up on open every Friday-Sunday!


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