Balsamic-Glazed Salmon

Besides having great taste, wild salmon with that red hue greatly helps our bodies. It’s a great source of protein, potassium, and selenium, a mineral that protects bone health, improves thyroid function, and reduces the risk of cancer.  Salmon can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, aid in weight control, and protect brain health.The vitamin B12 in salmon keeps blood and nerve cells healthy and helps you make DNA. But for your health, the true beauty of salmon is its wealth of omega-3 fatty acids. Most omega-3s are “essential” fatty acids. Your body can’t make them, but they play critical roles in your body. You may see farmed salmon that looks red – that is a food dye added to look like wild salmon with its antioxidants. Try to always get wild caught salmon for its health benefits if possible.

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Garlic Herb Grilled Salmon

Summertime is the perfect time for a grilled dinner. Start with a quick garlic herb marinade of salmon filets and then grill for 10 minutes.  A great side dish is grilled asparagus. You can add potatoes or a wonderful fresh salad to complete your meal.  As usual, crusty bread or rolls completes this fast and tasty meal that also provides great nutrition for your family.

 

 

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Steamed Salmon in Aluminum Foil

Last week I wrote about a good diet for your health with colorful fruits and vegetables and oily fish like salmon and tuna.  One of the most healthy and delicious entrees is wild caught salmon with that red hue.  You may see farmed salmon that looks red – that is a food dye added to look like wild salmon with its antioxidants. Try to always get wild caught salmon for its health benefits if possible.  Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease risk factors for diseases. It’s a great source of protein, potassium, and selenium, a mineral that protects bone health, improves thyroid function, and reduces the risk of cancer.  Salmon can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, aid in weight control, and protect brain health.

 

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