New Year Cleanse: Day 6 — Succulent Grilled Salmon - The North County Moms

I love salmon many ways, poached, smoked, or occasionally raw (as in sushi). But my preferred mode of consumption is definitely grilled.


Maria’s Cleanse Notes 

Thanks to our family chef, aka my husband, viz. ‘amateur’ Chef Danny K, I get to enjoy this flavorful fish often since Danny has regular dates his Weber grill. (Don’t ask. It’s a Chicago thing.) He cooks freshly cut salmon filets — Icelandic, Atlantic, or  Wild Alaskan King Salmon over the open flames and truly, there is nothing like it! He likes to keep mum about seasonings and prep, but I know a variety of spices are involved, plus there’s usually lemon. (He’s Greek. He squeezes lemon on many kitchen creations.) Check out my salmon post from last year to discover more.

Day 6 2023 – Salmon

Day 5 2024 – Brown Rice  

Day 7 2024 – Broccoli

Francesca’s Take

Salmon is a favorite nutrient-dense fish because it offers many health benefits. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, that promote an optimal lipid profile and reduce
inflammation, making salmon very beneficial for the cardiovascular system. These essential fatty acids also play a crucial role in cognitive function, supporting brain health.

Additionally, salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein, supporting muscle development and maintenance. It is also rich in astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant that protects against oxidative stress and inflammation.

Salmon also contains abundant vitamins D and B12, which contribute to bone health and aid in the production of red blood cells. Regularly consuming this fantastic fatty fish is associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases, making it a valuable addition to a nutrient-dense, health-conscious diet.

Hello, I’m Francesca, and I’m genuinely thrilled to join forces with Maria on this extraordinary detox journey. With 14 years of dedicated experience as an integrative nutritionist, I hold a Master’s in Integrative Nutrition and am certified as a health and wellness coach. My distinctive approach seamlessly blends science-based nutrition with the art and science of coaching, guaranteeing each client a holistic and personalized experience. What sets me apart is not just my wealth of knowledge but my genuine passion for witnessing my clients thrive.

Currently pursuing a doctorate in Integrative Health, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to bring the latest insights and advancements. My commitment to staying at the forefront of integrative health ensures I can offer cutting-edge strategies to support the well-being of my clients. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or comments. I look forward to supporting your journey toward optimal health and vitality.

To see access the daily updated menu of 2024 cleanse posts, please visit the Jumpstart January – 2024 Cleanse: María Felicia’s Daily Online Journal

Written by Maria Felicia Kelley with contributions by Francesca Orlando
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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