The benefits of Salmon in your diet

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The benefits of salmon

Eating a wide variety of delicious whole foods, including vegetables and fruits, whole grains and legumes, lean protein, and healthy unsaturated fats is key to getting the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other disease-fighting nutrients. But there are certain foods that are true standouts, packing in exceptional amounts of vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds called phytochemicals, which can help lower your risk for numerous health conditions, including cancer and heart disease.

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Salmon and other fatty cold-water fish like herring, anchovies and sardines contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help regulate blood pressure, have positive effects on mood, memory, and other brain functions, and benefit your heart health. Eating seafood rich in omega-3s two to three times a week is a good idea. When consuming salmon, in particular, be sure to buy wild salmon. It may be a little more expensive, but in most cases it’s healthier than the farmed salmon, which is often fattened on grains and thus has fewer omega-3s.

The absolute best recipe for salmon ever

1. Marinate a salmon fillet in teriyaki or soy sauce with ginger for at least an hour.

2. Grill outside if you can (that’s the best) skin down for about 6-8 minutes with the top down.

3. When done, pull off grill leaving skin on grill.

4. Serve with a fresh salad and some grilled asparagus and you have an amazing dinner.

I make this at least once a week and have not gotten tired of it yet, nor does my family!

 

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