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Japanese Chilli Salmon Breakdown

Japanese Chilli Salmon

It’s that time of the week again where we break down the ingredients and nutritional benefits of one of our Big Bites. This week it’s the turn of Japanese Chilli Salmon which contains a whopping 31g of protein and is super delicious.

 

Salmon
Oily fish is important if you want to maintain a balanced diet. Oily fish such as salmon can help hugely with your heart health, due to their omega-3 fatty acids which can lower the risk of heart disease. It is recommended that we consume at least one portion of oily fish every week, so the Japanese Chilli Salmon is the perfect way for you to introduce your body to wonders of oily fish. Oily fish such as salmon is perfect for improving your skin health due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids which boosts our bodies to create anti-inflammatory agents that help slow the aging process (it’s the surgery free fountain of youth!). The protein in fish also helps to keep our skin firm due to its collagen content.

Sweet Potatoes
These potatoes really are sweet, providing Vitamin A and Vitamin C is really kind of them! Vitamin A helps us to maintain healthy skin, and Vitamin C allows our body to create collagen, an essential protein for skin health. Vitamin C is a must to include in your diet if you want to protect the cells which make up your immune system. The beta-carotene which is present in sweet potatoes give them their bright colour, as well as improving our own skin’s colour and tone.

Ginger
Containing 14 phytochemicals which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits is reason enough to encourage you to incorporate ginger into your diet, but alas, there is more. It is also a source of copper which is great for your bone health as well as your blood and nervous system.
It is also great at improving your digestive health, and is a useful ingredient if you suffer from bloating or indigestion.

Black Beans
This superfood has a high fibre content, which is perfect for improving your digestive health. They’re high in protein and boost your energy levels.

Chickpeas
These guys fall into the legumes category, and are great for preventing disease. This is because they contain isoflavones (phytochemicals which are kind of like a plant based version of oestrogen) which are claimed to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers. They are also a great source of soluble fibre which is great for heart health, reducing cholesterol levels and allowing a slow release of sugar into our blood.

Edamame Beans
We’re super big fans of Edamame Beans at Bite Club, they contain more protein than any other bean and are rich in Vitamin K which super duper news for your bone health. They also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals which help to improve your eye health.

Green Lentils
This legume is our fibre friend, as they are rich in soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. Soluble fibre helps to reduce our cholesterol levels as well as allowing a slow release of sugar into our blood, and insoluble fibre helps speed the passage of waste material through the gut. Green lentils are also a source of folate and magnesium. Folate helps the production of red blood cells and allowing our body to access energy in the foods we eat, and magnesium helps to prevent diabetes and high blood pressure.

Sweetcorn
Sweetcorn contains the nutrient lutein (a naturally occurring carotenoid), which has antioxidant properties which help to prevent eye disease, reduce eye fatigue and strengthen our eye tissue.

Quinoa
This superfood is grain is supergood! Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids which are the building blocks of protein. Manganese is also present which helps to keep your nerves, brain and blood healthy. Quinoa is a fab source of zinc. Our body loses zinc when we sweat so quinoa is the perfect ingredient to include in your post-workout meal!

Barley
This wholegrain contains huge amounts of fibre, which is fab news for your digestive system. It is also a great source of the nutrient niacin, which lowers cardiovascular disease risks and can help treat diabetes. Barley is also rich in the mineral Manganese, which helps lots of chemical processes inside the body, including energy production. Manganese also helps to control our blood sugar levels and prevents osteoporosis.

Borlotti Beans
These brilliant beans are a great source of protein, which is essential for our body to build and repair and tissues. They contain copper and iron, which are needed for new blood cell formation.

Spinach
This superfood is a great source of potassium, which helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure, and helps the transmission of nerve impulses. Spinach is packed with folate, which helps the production of red blood cells and the release of energy from food.

Broccoli
If you’ve read our previous blogs we’re sure you understand that Broccolli=Vitamin K (basically). Vitamin K helps our bones to absorb calcium from the foods we eat, and also to regulate normal blood clotting. Broccoli is a superfood which contains phytochemicals known as glucosinolates, which are thought to reduce the risk of cancer.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes are a great source of carotenoids, which are phytochemicals that have many health benefits. They contain the carotenoid Lycopene which is suggested to offer protection against various types of cancers as well as being great for our heart health. Tomatoes are a fab source of beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A once it has been digested. Vitamin A maintains skin health and improves the tone and colour of your skin.

 

Nutrients
Japanese Chilli Salmon is packed full of nutrients which meet and exceed your RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance).
It contains 102% of your RDA of Vitamin D, which helps to reduce osteoporosis and bone fractures. As well as this it is super at maintain a healthy nervous, immune and skeletal system.
Our Japanese Chilli Salmon also contains 70% of your RDA of Vitamin B12. This is important for maintaining a healthy nervous system and to produce red blood cells. Not only this, but Vitamin B12 helps you get a good night’s sleep.

 

All values mentioned in statement are typical and raw material may have an element of seasonal variation.