Today’s post is a delicious and easy salmon recipe. I think there are two underlying themes on this blog so far: eating enough protein and getting enough good fats. Salmon happens to satisfy both of these requirements! I eat salmon a lot and this is one of my go-to ways of making it, so I wanted to share the recipe, but not before giving an explanation on the health benefits. 🙂
By now you know that Omega 3s are a fatty acid that the body can’t make on its own. Omega 3s are anti-inflammatory and critical for brain health. They also really help with your skin and are vital for hormones & cardiovascular health.
There are 3 forms: ALA, EPA and DHA. ALA is found primarily in vegetarian sources such as flaxseed, dark leafy greens, walnuts, hemp seeds. The body converts this ALA into two more useful forms: EPA and DHA. However, the conversion rate isn’t great. Luckily, EPA and DHA are found directly in fish sources, so less conversion is required for the body to get EPA and DHA. So this is why it’s important to get some Omega 3s from fish sources. Hopefully I haven’t lost you, but all you really need to know is fish is a great source of Omega 3s!