Buen Sabor Wednesday-Salmon with Lemon, Rosemary and Capers
Submitted by admin on April 8, 2009 - 10:30 am
With lots of vitamin D, selenium, B vitamins, magnesium, as well as the prized Omega-3 fats, salmon is one of the most delicious and nutritious foods on the planet. (And it tastes great, even to those of us that aren’t really into fish). But salmon has many other health benefits. According to About.com, “People who eat fish seem to be protected from a host of conditions. Some of this is probably due to the omega-3 fats…Omega-3 fats seem to primarily work through reducing inflammation in our bodies. Inflammation is turning out to be at the base of many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancers and arthritis. Omega-3’s also help prevent the blood clots which cause many strokes”. There’s more. “An exciting, fairly recent development is the realization that omega-3 fats have potential to help slow cognitive problems such as Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. Also, people who have sufficient levels of omega-3’s (especially as compared to omega-6 fats) seem to have less depression and suicide risk, as well as less aggression.” So this week I thought I’d feature a low-fat recipe for Salmon with lemon, rosemary and capers. Who knows, it may not only satisfy our bellies but may also help keep us sharp, happy and peaceful.