Whole Foods Wednesday – Salmon

Ahhh, Salmon. I love it… we make it on a fairly regular basis, and I am blessed to have relatives in Alaska who ship me and my family fresh salmon, crabs legs, and other delicious stuff. I just adore seafood, I guess it’s part of growing up close to the ocean… In the Ocean State (Rhode Island) where I live, you are never more than 5 minutes from the sea, and that has totally shaped my love of seafood!

Salmon is known for its flavor, but it is jam-packed with health benefits too! Plus, I find the color absolutely gorgeous; nice and bright!

salmon

Main benefits from wild salmon:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids –
    • Protect heart health
    • Reduce risk of sudden death from heart disease
    • Reduce risk of stroke
    • Reduce chance of heart disease in Type 2 Diabetes
    • Essential in infant brain and eye development during pregnancy and infancy
    • Improve blood lipid patterns
    • Improve blood vessel function
    • Improve symptoms of immune and inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Chrone’s disease and some skin conditions
    • Reduce the risk of some mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression
  • High Quality Protein
  • Essential Amino Acids
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Considerable amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus

We have smoked salmon before (my fiancè is a HUGE fan of his smoker), baked it with some lemon and some dill, tried it in a Teriyaki glaze, and several other ways, and it is always delicious! So versatile, but always fabulous.

Tell me, are you a fan of salmon?

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