The Health Benefits of Salmon

Salmon is one of the most popular fishes to eat in cuisines across the world. In Japanese cuisine, salmon can be served grilled as part of a teppanyaki dining experience, in thin slices as nigiri, or in various sushi roll preparations. Whether you eat it grilled, smoked, or raw, salmon is very dense in nutrients. Some of the health benefits of salmon include:

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Increased Brain Function
Salmon contains relatively high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, such as the compounds called EPA and DHA. In fact, DHA is one of the main chemical building blocks of the human brain, and some scientific studies have linked it to improved memory function in certain subjects. While some people choose to take fish oil capsule supplements to get extra Omega-3s, why do that when you can  eat delicious salmon

Improved Cardiovascular Function
Omega-3s have also been linked to improved cardiovascular function, and they may help to keep arteries open and blood pressure low. They are unsaturated fats, which unlike saturated fats have been linked to lower risk for heart disease and hypertension. This means that salmon, whether rolled up with rice in sushi or seared over high heat on a tabletop teppanyaki grill, is heart-healthy food.

Elevated Nutrient Density
As already noted, salmon has many different nutrients. It is high in protein but low in saturated fat, which helps you feel full after a small portion and provides you with the amino acids you need to maintain a healthy muscle mass. It also contains ample amounts of vitamins B-6 and B-12, which are associated with metabolic and nervous system function. Salmon will also deliver a good amount of vitamin D, which among other things helps with calcium absorption.

At  House of Genji in San Jose, our teppanyaki chefs will cook your healthy salmon on our tabletop grill, or you can enjoy this fish in our hand-formed sushi rolls or nigiri. To make a reservation, call (408) 453-8120 today.

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