Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.
If you’re looking for a great-tasting and nutritious food that may even help reduce certain risk factors for several different diseases, try this fatty fish.
Salmon is undeniably delicious. It has a unique, delicate flavor with a less “fishy” taste than many other varieties of fatty fish. It is also extremely versatile. It can be steamed, sautéed, smoked, grilled, baked or poached. It can also be served raw in sushi and sashimi; and it can be found in a can.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and decrease risk factors for disease.
Salmon is rich in healthy protein. Like omega-3 fats, protein is another important nutrient that you must get from your diet. Protein helps your body heal after injury, protects your bones and maintains muscle mass during weight loss and as you get older.
This fish is also an excellent source of many important nutrients, including several B vitamins, which are needed for energy production, controlling inflammation and protecting heart and brain health.
Salmon is quite high in potassium. In fact, wild salmon contains more potassium than an equivalent amount of a medium-size banana. Potassium helps reduce your risk of high blood pressure, kidney stones, stroke and prevent excess fluid retention.
Selenium is a mineral found in soil and certain foods. It’s considered a trace mineral, meaning your body only needs tiny amounts of it. Nevertheless, getting enough selenium in your diet is important. Studies have shown that selenium helps protect bone health, decreases thyroid antibodies in people with autoimmune thyroid disease, and may reduce the risk of cancer.
Consuming salmon can help protect against heart disease by increasing your intake of omega-3 fats, decreasing levels of omega-6 fats, and lowering triglycerides. It may also help you manage your weight by reducing appetite, boosting your metabolism, increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing belly fat.
Add some salmon to your weekly menu and begin with this delicious air fryer recipe!
- Air Fryer
- 1 lb wild-caught salmon
- ¼ cup avocado mashed
- ¼ cup cilantro diced
- 1 ½ tsp curry powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup + 4 tsp arrowroot
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- coconut oil melted
- Remove skin from salmon, dice the flesh and put into a large bowl. Add the avocado, cilantro, curry powder, salt and mix thoroughly. Stir in 4 tsp of arrowroot until mixed through.
- Form the salmon into ¼ cup-sized patties and place them on a freezer-safe plate. Freeze patties for 20 minutes, so they are easier to work with.
- While the patties freeze, beat the eggs in a small bowl. Place the remaining arrowroot and the coconut flakes in separate bowls. Dip the patties into the arrowroot, making sure they are fully covered. Dip into the egg mixture, also making sure it's fully covered. Press the top and sides of the patties into the coconut flakes. Repeat this step with remaining patties.
- Place the patties, coconut flake side up onto perforated parchment paper (optional) in the air fryer basket. Gently brush the tops of the patties with melted coconut oil if desired. Cook at 380°F for 8-10 minutes.
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