Friday, July 30, 2010

Foodie Friday: Salmon

Raw salmon

Foodie Friday: Salmon

I am a huge fan of fish! Fish (Wild-caught, not farmed-rasied) is so good for us (though we need to be careful of fish with high-levels of mercury; ie. Tuna).

Today I am highlighting Salmon. According to World's Healthiest Foods, "Salmon is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, and a unique type of health-promoting fat, the omega-3 essential fatty acids." They also say that, 
  • Enjoying Salmon or Tuna Just Twice Weekly May Help Raise Omega-3 Levels at Least as Effectively as Daily Fish Oil Supplementation
  • Omega-3s Better Absorbed from Salmon than Cod Liver Oil Supplement
  • Provides Cardiovascular Benefits
  • Help Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure
  • Protection against Stroke
  • Eating Fish Daily Provides Substantially More Protection against Heart Attack
  • Omega 3s Help Prevent Obesity and Improve Insulin Response
  • Omega-3-Rich Fish Protective against Colorectal Cancer
  • Increases Heart Rate Variability-A Measure of Heart Muscle Function

  • Protection against Fatal Heart Arrhythmia

  • Just Two Servings of Omega-3-rich Fish a Week Can Lower Triglycerides
And the list goes on! So how do I like my Salmon?

I love "simple salmon." My most favorite thing to do with salmon is to bake it on a little coconut oil and then sprinkle fresh-squeezed lemon juice on top. There is nothing more fresh and natural than this "Simple Salmon Recipe."

So tell me, what do you like to do with your Salmon? If you don't dabble in it much or have never dabbled in it at all, I strongly suggest you get some for this weekend! (And ps. Goes great with wine!)


  1. If you come up to Alaska, we could take you salmon fishing--or just prepare some fresh salmon for you!