Super Food ... SALMON
posted on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 | find under Tamara
YES it’s those delicious oily fish again. Essential for metabolising fat, miraculous on a tricky gut and a brilliant mood booster. Plus it’s easy to cook, versatile and just a little bit tasty!
Salmon is lean protein and a good source of vitamin D too - so perfect for winter diets when we’re trying to shape up for spring events and when there isn’t enough sunlight for our winter complexions.
Recent health reports have suggested that Omega-3s can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and this week, a study found that Omega-3s can help prevent muscle wastage in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The findings from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada also suggested fish oils could help other groups of people to reduce muscle wastage. So if you want to keep those metabolic machines that are your muscles on super-drive, make sure to include at least two to three servings of oily fish a week or consider supplements.
Just watch out on the ecological impact of your salmon choices. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall included the salmon debate in his recent series. Go for organic farmed salmon if you can, it’s kinder to the oceans, sustainable and has longer to grow, so you’re eating the real deal.
For a handy snack or lunch treat, try mixing smoked salmon trimmings with cottage cheese, lemon juice, pepper and horseradish for a chunky spread. You can do the same with smoked mackerel too. It tastes great on crackers or soda bread.