Growing up, I never really enjoyed eating fish so, as an adult, it was something I never served my family. But in an effort to reduce the amount of red meat in our diets, I decided to give fish another shot and tried salmon. And I loved it! I did more research about what makes salmon a superfood and I was amazed! It offers so much of what our bodies need….it’s just amazing!
Salmon is loaded with heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats help boost mood, fight depression and potentially protect against cancer and other diseases. Omega-3s can help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. They can also lower blood pressure and prevent hardening of the arteries that can lead to heart attacks. Salmon has been shown to speed up metabolism by lowering blood sugar and facilitating sugar absorption. This can lower your risk of developing diabetes. Omega-3s have been shown to improve vision and help prevent macular degeneration and can provide joint protection and reduce inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids can help you have bright eyes, shiny hair, and healthy skin. Salmon contains vitamins A, B, and D as well as calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium. It is high in lean protein that is easy to digest and absorb.
That’s a lot of benefit from just a 4 ounce piece of fish! It is recommended to eat at least 2 servings of fish each week to enjoy some of these benefits.
Here are a couple of my favorite (and easy) salmon recipes:
Pan Seared Salmon
Mediterranean Baked Salmon
Do you regularly include fish in your diet?