Eat Like Dr. Weil - Add This To Your Diet
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Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is one of Dr. Weil’s favorite foods. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids. Evidence indicates omega-3s may offer lowered risk of:
- Heart attack and stroke
- Inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Mental and emotional health concerns
Wild salmon is available fresh, frozen and canned, making it a versatile choice; however, how you store and cook salmon can affect these essential nutrients. Avoid cooking methods such as deep-frying, blackening or sautéing at high temperatures.
According to the National Fisheries Institute, freezing fish and other seafood will cause minimal loss of the health-protective omega-3 fatty acids they contain. I suggest you preserve omega-3s in salmon by baking, broiling, poaching, steaming or grilling salmon just to the point of doneness that you prefer. Aim for two to six servings of salmon per week, and enjoy!
Also use canned or smoked version in meals or snacks for convenience, variety and health!
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