Essay Eating Salmon By Stephen Mihm

1641 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
According to the article “Eating Salmon” by Stephen Mihm. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are said to have an effect on prisoners, by decreasing violence and aggression. Mihm acknowledges that the environment and nutrition determine the actions of the prisoners. The poor environment and diet test the hypothesis that violent behavior is largely a product of a poor diet. Mihm also suggests that supplements can also be substituted, and it should have the same effect as having a meal containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Mihn studies indicates that Salmon’s health benefits are the cause of the reduction of vio-lence in prisoners however although salmon is healthier than other animal-based foods, particular-ly red meat, when other researchers compare salmon to truly healthy alternatives like plant-based protein, which has no cholesterol, and can be easier to source and cheaper, Salmon comes in a comfortable second on the Omega-3 Fatty Acid scale. For example, a Nutritionist called John McDougall, MD, warns that “salmon is “half fat” and says eating it increases the risk of obesity and type-2 diabetes." Salmon has very high levels of Cholesterol. Fish-based Omega-3s has also proven to inhibit the action of insulin, which di-rectly impacts blood sugar levels that can eventually lead to diabetes. Another study also shows foods like Salmon that is rich in Omega-3s can significantly increase the volume of colon cancer metastasis as opposed to a diet that consist of healthier food groups; green…

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