Salmon is a family favorite fish! We probably eat it several times in a given month – breakfast and dinner. Smoked salmon – both sliced and chunks – is an occasional Sunday morning go-to. It’s always the breakfast of choice for holidays or special occasions.
Grilled, is my preferred way to devour salmon. For non-cleanse dinners, I prefer my salmon over capellini with a lemon caper sauce. Today, I’ll eat the grilled fish with organic brown rice pasta and spears of freshly steamed broccoli on the side.
Salmon is a mega superfood that is great for heart health in a variety of ways. According to the American Heart Association, people should eat salmon twice each week, “for better cardiovascular health.” Salmon contains loads of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. As noted by the Washington State Department of Health, all fish contain levels of Omega-3, but salmon “stores a lot of oils in their muscles. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults and promote healthy vision and brain development in infants.”
These are great features for a cleanse-diet food. Salmon is also low in fat and offers high-quality protein. Minerals in the fish include potassium, zinc, iron, iodine and magnesium. It’s packed with calcium and phosphorus, vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and D. If you’re looking to reduce blood pressure or the risk of stroke or heart disease, eat more salmon!
María Felicia’s 2023 New Year Body… Cleanse – Day 6
Written by Maria Felicia Kelley
Disclaimer: Maria Felicia Kelley is not a medical doctor. The cleanse and fasting benefits she discusses in this post are derived from her own experiences and observations. Individuals should consult their own healthcare providers when eliminating foods from their diets.
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