Why Salmon Is So Good For You
You know you should be eating more fish – this lean protein is good for your overall health, your heart and your brain. Salmon is especially good for you, thanks to all of the Omega-3 fatty acids it has. 4 ounces of salmon will have at least 2 grams of Omega-3s, along with vitamin D and selenium. Here’s why it’s a pretty perfect food if you’re trying to eat well and be healthier.
Health Benefits of Salmon
Omega-3s, vitamin D and selenium have all been shown to help chronic inflammation. Salmon is also a key source of DHA – a fat that is found in the brain and is critical for thinking and has been shown to decrease a person’s risk of some brain-related diseases. The Mayo Clinic details how Omega-3s help your heart in this article:
If you’re worried about heart disease, eating one to two servings of fish a week could reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack by a third or more.
Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, boost immunity and improve arthritis symptoms, and in children may improve learning ability. Eating one to two servings a week of fish, particularly fish that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, appears to reduce the risk of heart disease, particularly sudden cardiac death.
How to Cook Salmon
Let’s not forget that fresh, wild-caught Alaskan Sockeye salmon is also known for its full, rich flavor and bright red, firm texture! Right now, fresh wild-caught Alaskan Sockeye salmon is on sale at Coborn’s and CobornsDelivers. Salmon is so easy to make it’s a great dinner during the week. When you’re busy and trying to figure out what to make for your family – look to salmon.
Broil or Bake Salmon
If you want to let the salmon’s natural flavors shine, broil or bake the fish at 450°F for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness, squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over the top and enjoy!
Best Salmon Recipes
Since Sockeye salmon is a pretty firm fish, it will also stand up well to sauces, marinades and spice rubs. Here are some great simple recipes for salmon that everyone will enjoy:
- Roasted Salmon with Maple Glaze
- Salmon Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
- Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon Filets
- Salmon Baked in Foil
- Top Rated Healthy Salmon Recipes from Cooking Light Magazine
Are you trying to eat more fish? Have you tried salmon? We’d love to know your favorite way to make this fabulous fish!
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