Did you know that 60% of your brain is composed of fatty acids? These building blocks of fat molecules are essential for proper brain structure and function, especially docosahexaenoic acid, also known as DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid most commonly found in oily fish. Since humans aren’t capable of producing DHA on our own, a diet rich in omega-3s is important for keeping our brains, and the rest of our bodies, healthy and strong.
One of the easiest ways to get these healthy fats is by eating a diet rich in salmon. In addition to omega-3s, it’s an excellent source of vitamins B12 and D, protein, and phosphorus, among an array of other nutrients. Ready to dive into salmon? (See what we did there?) Check out the recipes below for inspiration!