Salad of the day

Today’s salad is a pan-seared salmon salad. No shocker here, we all have heard salmon was good for us. But do you know why?

Salmon is one of the most nutritious fish out there. Salmon is high in protein and low in calories and saturated fat. Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, which gives your cardiovascular health a huge boost. Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent arrhythmia and the formation of dangerous blood clots in the arteries, lower your triglycerides levels, improve blood flow and reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. Omega-3’s anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory effects also help the brain work better, improving mental health and cognitive function, and may help relieve or prevent depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses. Studies have shown that eating salmon or other cold-water fish twice a week will significantly raise your body’s omega-3 levels, and can have a noticeable effect on your cardiovascular and cognitive health.

http://recipes.prevention.com/Recipe/PanSearedSalmonSalad.aspx

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About notyouraveragefoodie

Not your average foodie, indeed. I have a Masters Degree in Dietetics and am currently employed as a Registered Dietitian at a nationally renown clinic. I created this blog to entertain and inform foodies everywhere. I am a busy, working woman battling the same food issues most people struggle with every day. Possessing the knowledge about food is the easy part. Putting it into practice... that’s where it gets tricky. I consider myself obsessed with food –– how it looks, how it smells, how it tastes, even how it makes me feel. My hope is to provide recipes, tips & tricks each day, to help foodies everywhere eat like a dietitian. I will be sharing my tips & tricks in the kitchen, providing delicious recipes, and helping foodies everywhere navigate through the supermarket, eating out, preparing foods at home, and surviving tricky eating situations whenever they arise.

Posted on June 3, 2011, in Recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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