Follow these easy gluten free recipes using salmon for a quick dinner. Effortlessly come up with gluten-free, low-carb, and delicious dishes and increase omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for hormone balance and long-term health.
Health Benefits of Salmon
Salmon is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are a type of essential fats our body needs to get from food, preferably from fatty fish. Much of the health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids has to do with two main types of omega 3: EPA and DHA, both found in fatty fish and other seafood.
Scientific evidence for Omega 3 Fatty Acids
I.Strongest evidence for omega 3’s health benefits has to do with cardiovascular health. Omega 3 fats are believed to:
1.Lower triglyceride levels to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
2.Reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension.
3.Help prevent heart failure.
II.Good evidence exists for omega 3’s benefits on joint pain, depression, and menstrual pain.
III.More studies are needed to see omega 3’s effect on cancer and cognitive function.
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- Yokoyama M, Origasa H, Matsuzaki M, et al. Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on major coronary events in hypercholesterolaemic patients (JELIS): a randomised open-label, blinded endpoint analysis. Lancet. 2007; 369:1090-98.
More on the benefits of Fatty Fish and Omega 3
3 Easy, Gluten-Free Salmon Recipes
Cajun Blackened Salmon
Well seasoned with moderate spiciness, this cajun blackened salmon has big flavors and requires very little preparation. Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper if you like it more spicy!
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Crispy pan fried salmon marinated with sweet miso sauce enhances flavour and nutrition. If you run out of time, you can skip the step of leaving salmon in the miso marinade for three hours and pan fry the fish for a few minutes. It will still be delicious.
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This is a perfect dish when you are pressed for time. Teriyaki Salmon is a quick way to increase your Omega 3 Fatty Acid intake. Omega 3 acids help lower inflammation and protect our heart. Simply pour low-carb teriyaki sauce over the pan fried salmon and serve.
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