Salmon, the world most healthiest food. With so much focus on the amazing omega-3 benefits of salmon, other unique health benefits from salmon may have been inadvertently overlooked. One fascinating new area of health benefits involves the protein and amino acid content of salmon. Several recent studies have found that salmon contains small bioactive protein molecules (called bioactive peptides) that may provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and control of inflammation in the digestive tract. One particular bioactive peptide called calcitonin (sCT) has been of special interest in these studies. The reason is because a human form of calcitonin is made by the thyroid gland, and we know that it is a key hormone for helping regulate and stabilize the balance of collagen and minerals in the bone and surrounding tissue. As researchers learn more and more about salmon peptides—including sCT—we expect to see more and more potential health benefits discovered related to inflammation, including inflammation of the joints. Just as with any seafood, it is best to purchase salmon from a store that has a good reputation for having a fresh supply of fish so you can have a trusted resource from whom you can purchase your fish. Smell is a good indicator of freshness. You can tell how fresh a salmon is by just looking at the colour and the smell of the fish. With exceptional nutritional value due to their rich concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a favourite among fish lovers and enjoyed even by those who are not always fond of fish.