By Angela Health, exercise and nutrition scientist
Fish and shellfish are nutrient dense. Salmon being a favourite of mine, rich in a protective antioxidant; astaxanthin, it is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals (including potassium, selenium, and vitamin B12).
However, it is the content of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon that receives the most attention, and rightly so. It is this essential fat which is responsible for the reputation of oily fish as a valuable ‘brain food’.
Fish is also lower in saturated fats then the counterpart red meats, research suggests that people who regularly consume diets high in fish tend to have lower risks of heart disease, stroke, macular degeneration, and dementia as older adults.
Three serves of seafood each week will not only improve your health but also add a delicious source of protein to your diet. Helping us with our skin, mood, heart health, cholesterol & joint health, this is me telling you to get some fish in your dish.
Find some simple recipe ideas below:
SIMPLE SALMON: pat dry, season with S&P, pan fry in EVOO & pair with steamed greens...
SAUCY SALMON: low and slow oven bake in a bath of butter, capers, lemon wedges & zest; on a bed of mashed sweet potato & grilled asparagus...
SPICY SALMON: Marinade and pan fry in a mix of smoked paprika, cumin & chilli flakes, w/ a vibrant crunchy salad and a zingy lemony, yoghurt, dill dressing.
STICKY SALMON: marinade and bake in a mix of tamari/soy, garlic & ginger, squeeze of lemon, a dash of honey and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, served w/ root veg.