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Salmon is a Slam Dunk

I shared a super quick and easy recipe using salmon here and received a lot of response asking why I chose salmon over a different type of fish.

In my opinion, salmon is such a great fish choice for myself and my family. It’s very versatile and can be prepared many different ways and it tastes great grilled, broiled, seared or baked (which are all healthy cooking methods). A bonus is the fact that salmon is pink, which my 2 year old daughter thinks is “awesome”.

 

I really like Salmon because you don’t need a heavy sauce to compliment it. Add some fresh lemon juice, herbs & spices or dijon mustard and you have a great tasting dish without added calories from a sauce. - The Domestic Dietitian


 

Not only is it easy to prepare and easy to cook, it has a lot of nutrition benefts…

High in Protein

  • On average, a 4oz serving of salmon contains 19 grams of protein
  • Our bodies use protein to maintain muscle mass and promote growth
  • Protein at meals helps keep us full longer than other types of foods

Good Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids are an essential nutrient our body needs from food/supplements beacause it cannot make it on its own
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease
  • The American Heart Association recommends 2 servings of Omega 3 Fatty Acids 3 times/week in Adults for optimal health benefits

Vitamin and Mineral Powerhouse

Salmon is a good source of the following vitamins needed to maintain a healthy life…

  • Vitamin B6 – used in the metabolism of glucose (sugars) and lipids (fats)
  • Vitamin B12 – needed for the brain and nervous system to function properly
  • Niacin – can be used to treat high cholesterol levels

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