Salmon is rich in essential fatty acids, in particular the Omega-3 family of fatty acids. The description essential means that the body cannot synthesise or can only synthesise limited amounts of the substance in question.
The long-chain fatty acids in the Omega-3 family include the parent alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. Oil-rich fish and supplements such as fish oil and cod liver oil are the richest and most readily available dietary sources of Omega-3.
The Omega-3 family of fatty acids has long been known to have positive health effects. Among other things, it is known to decrease triglyceride levels in the blood.
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