MANALAPAN, N.J./STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Health experts at the Villas luxurious senior apartment community in New Jersey are spotlighting salmon as a food not to be missed.
The posh senior apartment community, which provides for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care on specialized floors, is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention by offering personalized health plans and individualized nutrition and fitness programs through an exciting new revolutionary concept called REVITEWELLNESS™.
Salmon definitely earns a “superfood” title, as it has an impressive list of health benefits; health experts at the Villas see it as a great addition to your weekly meal plan.
If you don’t love salmon, the Villas suggest you try it in variety of preparations. Salmon pairs well with different flavor profiles and dish styles.
Salmon is the common name for several species of fish in the family salmonidae. There are a few types of salmon that are harvested around North America – one from the Atlantic Ocean called Atlantic Salmon, and five from the Pacific Ocean including coho and sockeye.
Salmon are anadromous – they are born in fresh water, migrate to salt water, and then return to freshwater to spawn. The salmon must swim hundreds of miles to get back to the stream where they hatched.
The Villas is sharing the following eight benefits of adding salmon to your diet:
Salmon is one of the best sources for the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Unlike most other fats, omega-3 fats are considered essential, meaning you must get them from your diet. EPA and DHA have many health benefits, including decreasing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and improving the function of cells that line arteries. Eating at least two servings of salmon per week can help meet your omega-3 fatty acid needs.
Salmon is rich in high-quality protein. Your body needs protein to heal, protect bone health, prevent muscle loss, and more.
Astaxanthin is in the carotenoid family; it gives salmon its red pigment. This antioxidant has been linked to decreasing the risk of heart disease by reducing oxidation of LDL cholesterol. It also is believed to work with the omega-3 fats to protect the brain and nervous system from inflammation.
A serving of 3.5 oz of wild salmon contains 50 percent of the RDI for B5 (niacin), 47 percent of the RDI for vitamin B6, 51 percent of the RDI for vitamin B12, and 29 percent of the RDI for vitamin B2 (riboflavin). B vitamins are needed for heart and brain health, energy production, reducing inflammation, and more.
Salmon is a great source of selenium, a trace mineral important for bone health, improving thyroid function, and reducing the risk of cancer.
Eating salmon on a regular basis has been connected to protection against heart disease. This is mostly related to the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Many people have too many omega-6 fatty acids in their blood, in relation to omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats may help reduce systemic inflammation and the risk of developing atherosclerosis and hypertension.
Regular salmon intake may help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, protect fetal brain health in pregnancy, and slow age-related memory loss and dementia.
Several studies have found that eating more salmon helps reduce markers of inflammation in people at risk for chronic disease, and improve symptoms in people with inflammatory conditions.
STORAGE IN CONVENIENT
Salmon can be kept for up to two days in the refrigerator. If you don’t plan to eat it within two days, store it in the freezer, where it can last for three months.
VARIETY OF PREPARATIONS
Salmon can be steamed, sautéed, smoked, grilled, baked, poached, or eaten raw in sushi. Canned salmon is a convenient option that shares the same health benefits as fresh salmon.
Consider canned salmon in place of tuna when making tuna salad with healthy mayo (and choose a company that uses BPA-free cans).
Try simple herb-crusted salmon, crab-stuffed salmon with lemon, grilled salmon on top of a garden salad, or baked salmon topped with pecans and maple syrup.
About the Villas
Situated on seven wooded acres in Manalapan, N.J., a short distance from Staten Island, N.Y., the Villas is a luxurious senior apartment community reflecting the ambiance and accommodations of a world-class resort.
Offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of its residents, the complex – orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health – is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention, and ideal for singles and couples alike.
The upscale 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Providing for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment.
The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via www.villashmh.com/contact, and visited online at www.villashmh.com.
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