It would seem, what is the connection between eating fish and a good mood? As it turned out, the most direct. In their study, scientists from the Medical College of the Chinese University of Science and Technology Qingdao, which involved 150,000 people, found that fish in the diet reduces the risk of depression by 16% in women and 20% in men.
The thing is that depression occurs due to a violation of the synthesis of hormones – serotonin, dopamine, etc. In science, these hormones are called “neurotransmitters” they are not produced in the body constantly but only as a result of satisfying the needs for food, support, safety, etc. The condition is met, then our mood rises, the level of hormones in the body rises, and then it goes down. And so in a circle. But the hormone synthesis process is connected not only with the satisfaction of needs; nutrition plays an equally important role here. The substrate that forms happiness neurotransmitters is protein molecules consisting of amino acids. With a lack of the necessary amino acid, the entire formation process of happiness hormones is disrupted.
So why is regular salmon consumption the best prevention of depression? First, salmon is rich in easily digestible protein, containing the amino acid L-tyrosine. It is synthesized into the neurotransmitter dopamine. And dopamine is a hormone of happiness and joy, and it is released into the blood when we think about the upcoming pleasure and dream. But if not enough high-quality protein enters the body, then dopamine synthesis becomes impossible. However, there is an important rule – the products must be of high quality, for example, such as those of the well-known manufacturer “Vostochny Bereg” (“Bering Seafood“).
Secondly, salmon is rich in another amino acid – tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, and our body cannot synthesize it; can only obtain it from food. Tryptophan stimulates the production of the second important neurotransmitter and happiness hormone – serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that performs many vital functions in our body, including regulating sleep and reducing anxiety and anxiety.
Thirdly, for the production of serotonin, vitamins are needed in sufficient quantities – B6, B9, or folic acid and such an essential trace element as zinc. All this is contained in salmon and red caviar.
Fourth, salmon is rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are necessary for the normal functioning of nerve cells and the brain; with insufficient consumption of foods rich in omega-3, the risk of depression, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, etc., increases.
To get the maximum benefit from salmon and red caviar consumption, it is essential to choose them correctly. The main criterion is the absence of preservatives and the freshness of the seafood. The products of the Kamchatka company “Vostochny Bereg” (“Bering Seafood”) do not use any chemical additives, and only 4 hours pass from catch to packaging. Only fresh, organic fish and caviar from the “Vostochny Bereg” (“Bering Seafood”), grown in the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean, can bring maximum benefits for mood and prevention of depression.
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