Salmon

Salmon is one of my absolute favorite foods, and I often eat it 3 times a week. Not only is it a “perfect food” with its nutrition stats, but it’s so much easier to cook and prepare than meats and other fish. Thats a win win in my book.

To start, salmon contains protein, essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants including vitamins E, D, B-carotene, minerals, zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and maganese, vitamin A, a range of B vitamins, in addition calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. It also is one of the best sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids you can find.

The drawback? Most salmon is farm-raised, and while researching I was shocked to find the many concerns with farm-raised salmon. For example, it has, on average, seven times the levels of PCB’s as wild salmon. In addition, farm fish has way less omega-3s due to lack of wild diet and are often fed chemicals to give them color.

Make sure you buy wild salmon and try to eat it at least 2 times a week. Here’s a basic recipe to start with:

Quick and Easy Broiled Salmon

Pic from skinnytaste

Ingredients:

Salmon

Salt, pepper, and other desired herbs

Olive Oil (or Olive Oil cooking spray)

Directions:

Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet and spray it with natural olive oil cooking spray before laying salmon on top. Lightly spray the salmon with the cooking spray, then add salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs. Place the salmon in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes with a fork.

Check out some great salmon recipe from PBfingers- I tried the BBQ a while ago and it was divine!

http://www.pbfingers.com/2011/11/14/salmon-recipe-roundup/

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