Why You Should Eat Salmon 2 – 3 Times a Week

Salmon, and its accompanying omega-3 fatty acids, do a body all sorts of good

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Salmon has long been touted a super fish thanks to its high content of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3s’ unsaturated fats help boost HDL (good) cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure and prevent blood clotting.

Salmon is also a rich source of lean protein, which plays a role in the repair and maintenance of cells, plus helps keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range.

Canned salmon (with the bones) offers the added benefit of providing calcium, which is needed to build strong teeth and bones, and also helps with reducing blood pressure and promoting healthy bowels. 

Health Canada guidelines recommend 
that salmon (or fatty fish) be eaten two or 
three times each week. 

5 Easy Ways to Serve Salmon

Here’s how to incorporate more salmon into your diet:

  1. Enjoy salmon salad in sandwiches
  2. Make a salmon loaf with grated mozzarella cheese, carrots, onions and celery and serve with mashed potatoes
  3. Bake salmon fillets on top of pre-roasted vegetables and serve with brown rice
  4. Grill salmon and enjoy it cold on top of a salad
  5. Combine marinated salmon cubes with vegetables on a skewer and barbecue

Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.