Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. This fatty fish is loaded with protein and a host of other healthy nutrients, which may reduce certain risk factors for several diseases.
The nutritional value of salmon can vary slightly among the varieties. For example, farm-raised salmon contains slightly more healthy fats and calories, whereas wild-caught salmon is a bit higher in protein. However, both types are a good source of many essential nutrients, including selenium, phosphorus, and B vitamins.
According to Healthline.com, the health benefits of salmon include:
- Rich in omega-3 fatty acids
- Great source of protein
- High in B vitamins
- Good source of potassium
- Loaded with selenium
- Contains astaxanthin
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- May assist with weight management
- Can help prevent inflammation
- May protect brain health
- Can improve mental health
- May help maintain healthy vision
- Could support bone health
- Delicious and versatile
Salmon is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory nutrients that our bodies need and it provides several impressive health benefits.
In addition, salmon is tasty, satisfying and versatile. Including this fatty fish as a regular part of your diet may improve your quality of life and health.
Here are some easy ways to include salmon in your diet:
- Add salmon to your favorite salads
- Opt for salmon burgers instead of red-meat burgers
- Use salmon instead of tuna while making tuna salad
- Add salmon to any flavored “rice” dishes (see recipe below)
- Enjoy smoked salmon and avocado with cucumber and tomato slices
- Bake herb-crusted salmon with a side of vegetables
Salmon Fried "Rice"
- 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
- 1 lb skinless salmon fillet
- ½ cup chopped colored bell peppers
- ½ cup frozen peas optional
- ½ cup chopped green onion
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 2 cups cooked cauliflower rice
- 3 eggs
- 2 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos, coconut aminos or tamari soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- Toasted sesame seeds and sriracha sauce to serve if desired
- Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add salmon and saute 10-12 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork, turning once halfway through cooking. Remove from skillet and flake into bite-size pieces.
- In the same skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high. Add bell pepper, peas, green onion, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add cauliflower rice and cook, stirring frequently, 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.
- Push mixture to one side of the pan and add eggs to the other side. Cook egg, stirring constantly, about 1 minute or until scrambled.
- Pour Bragg's Liquid Aminos and sesame oil over top. Stir all ingredients in pan until well combined. Add salmon back to pan and toss gently to heat through. Serve topped with toasted sesame seeds and sriracha, if desired.
- Add any of your favorite fried rice vegetables to this recipe, including mushrooms, broccoli, sprouts or shredded carrots.
- This recipe can be made with shrimp, chicken, turkey or any protein you like with fried rice.
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