Hello healthy… SALMON! Honestly, I’ve never met a salmon I didn’t love. I feel like salmon is so satisfying and delicious, and I actually feel like I’m doing my body a favor when I’m eating it. Did you know salmon is a superfood? Yep, not only does salmon taste fantastic, it’s also incredibly nourishing. I have an auto immune disease- Psoriasis (no fun, I know) and my dermatologist recommended increasing my consumption of fish, as well as supplementing with fish oil. Oh, not a problem!
My fave way to eat salmon? Well-seasoned and on top of a crisp plate of fresh greens, with some avocado for extra healthy fats, and with some summery fresh fruit on the side. I also love smoked salmon. *Real life– I’m writing this blog right before dinner and I think I may need to stop by Whole Foods to get me some… Okay, back to the benefits of incorporating more salmon into your diet.
The reasons my doctor recommended eating more of it is because salmon is a low-inflamatory food, it’s high in Omega 3 fatty acids, and it promotes immune health (essential if you have an autoimmune disease). It’s high in vitamin D, vitamins B12 & B6, potassium, selenium, and phosphorus. Salmon is also naturally high in protein which promotes satiation after meals and aids in weight maintenance.
Honestly, salmon is perfect any time of day- on a (gluten free) bagel for breakfast, in an omelet for brunch, on top of a salad at lunch, or paired with some roasted veggies and a baked sweet potato at dinner! So versatile, so nourishing and SO delicious!
How about you? Do you love salmon as much as I do? What’s your favorite way to enjoy it?