Salmon is a great food for fighting against acne for a variety of reasons
Salmon is high in omega 3’s, which have been shown to reduce inflammation
Salmon is also high in calcitonin, a nutrient that helps to balance hormones
Salmon is also high in vitamin D which is crucial for the skin, and selenium
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Salmon also contains vitamin E and a bit of zinc
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The beautiful part about salmon is that it is so easy to cook as well. Simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees and cook for about 18 minutes. It will taste great on its own but if you want to season with lemon or salt that is great as well.
This study showed that omega 3 supplementation for two months can help lower inflammatory acne
Here is another great study showing how omega 3 fatty acids can reduce inflammatory lesions.
As an added bonus, omega 3’s have been shown to help with cognition and mental health as well.
I can't say enough good things about salmon and if you are not a vegetarian/vegan, then salmon should be a staple in your diet. It is ridiculously easy to cook, you will impress yourself and those around you when you cook a great salmon. You'll feel sharper and more energetic, and your inflammation will most likely go way down.
Let me know about any salmon thoughts and recipes you might have!