Salmon: Rx for joints, back, Neck
Salmon is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids which reduce levels of inflammation in the blood vessels, joints and elsewhere in the body. Several studies have shown that these essential nutrients can reduce joint swelling, pain and morning stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have also shown that intake of omega-3s reduce pain associated with menstrual cramps, headaches and even neck and back discomfort. Wild-caught salmon, fresh or canned, is healthier than farm-raised salmon, which may contain toxic chemicals depending on the conditions they’re raised in. Two-servings a week of salmon or other cold-water fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, herring and trout are recommended.