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Victoria Beckham Loves Salmon, Is This Another One of Her Health Tips We Should Be Following?

Over the years, we have come to love Victoria Beckham for more than her former Spice Girls' success and her fashion empire because she’s also become somewhat of a health and beauty guru. She regularly shares her tips and suggestions, which are sometimes out there (like her use of crystals), and other times very simple. She’s barely aged in the last two decades, and her hair and skin are glowing. So, how does she get such a flawless complexion, you ask? Well, good genes are likely part of it, but Beckham also claims that her consumption of salmon has something to do with it.

In an interview with The Edit, she raved about the benefits of salmon (she claims to regularly eat many good fats), which she eats every day. “I see a dermatologist in L.A., called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible,” she said, “I’ve known him for years — he sorted my skin out.” According to Beckham, she used to have “problematic skin,” but Dr. Lancer recommended she eat salmon every day, and now, that’s what she does.

Experts already recommend that adults should eat two portions of seafood per week, especially those rich in Omega 3’s, WebMD reports. Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which have been reported to lower blood pressure and have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Omega 3’s are also believed to help protect against several diseases, including cardiovascular disease, dementia, and Alzheimer's.

Other benefits of salmon include that it is a great source of vitamins, particularly B vitamins. As well as lean protein, and together with the polyunsaturated fat, it can help you feel full for longer. Thus potentially leading to weight loss, Good Housekeeping notes. Salmon has also been linked to a reduced risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

As for eating salmon every day (which doesn’t sound all that appealing), it may have worked for Victoria Beckham’s skin, but Dr. Marie Leger told Self that you don’t need to eat it every day to have “great skin or be healthy.” WebMD also notes that there is a risk involved in consuming high doses of Omega 3’s. The publication claims that this is especially true for supplements, and recommended doses should be followed.

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