Widely considered a super-food, the vitamin B12 in salmon keeps your blood and nerve cells functioning smoothly, and it also helps make DNA. But for your health, the true beauty of salmon is its wealth of omega-3 fatty acids. Most omega-3s are "essential" fatty acids. Your body can’t make them, but they play critical roles in your body. They can lower the chance that you’ll have:
Cardiovascular disease (including heart attack and stroke)
Some types of cancer
Alzheimer's and other cognitive diseases
Salmon also aids in muscle function, and recovery. It has also been found to ease the effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
The following salmon recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! It's also Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free! Here is a salmon recipe I love. Enjoy!
Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon:
Cook: 12 mins
Additional: 2 hrs.
Total: 2 hrs. 27 mins
Prep: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon.
salt and ground black pepper to taste.
½ cup pecans.
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup.
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
1 teaspoon smoked paprika.
½ teaspoon chipotle pepper powder.
½ teaspoon onion powder.
Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet and season.
Combine pecans, maple syrup, vinegar, paprika, chipotle powder, and onion powder in a food processor; pulse until texture is crumbly.
Spoon pecan mixture on top of each salmon fillet, coating the entire top surface.
Refrigerate coated salmon, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Bake salmon in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 14 minutes.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: