Swing with Salmon

by Theresa on May 11, 2011

If you like fish, you might be pleased to learn that the American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week to maintain heart health in adults with no history of cardiovascular disease.

To visualize one serving of fish think of a deck of cards or the palm of your hand. Research shows that consuming the right type and amount of fish oil – including in the form of fish – may lower triglycerides, slow the progression of atherosclerosis, and slightly lower blood pressure (source: “Omega 3 Fatty Acids”, Natural Standard, 2011 retrieved from www.naturalstandard.com).

Fatty fish is rich in omega 3 (EPA and DHA). If you do not eat fish, omega 3 supplements can be an alternative. Ask your healthcare team for dosage recommendations.

Read the full article and enjoy the recipe! (See an exerpt below.)

CITRUS DILL SALMON

Preparation tips:

  • If you can, use fresh dill. Dried dill is also a good alternative. Dill tastes great with fish and eggs.
  • Save a little dill and a few thin lemon slices to garnish your dish before serving.
  • If you are cooking multiple servings, choose pieces of fish of similar thickness so that they will take the same time to cook.
  • To minimize added fats, use a non-stick pan lightly coated in spray oil.

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