Salmon is one of my favorite sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 intake is associated with anti-inflammatory benefits like increased cognitive performance, improved skin, and vascular health. Our body cannot produce omega-3s on its own, so we must obtain it through our diets. We can get omega-3s from both plant and animal sources.
The animal form consists of eicosapentaenic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) while plant form is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). All of these polyunsaturated fatty acids help to make our cell membranes stronger and more flexible, which can account for many of the known benefits.
Wild Caught Salmon
Mix up your sources and enjoy regularly, your brain and body will thank you! Need help getting started, give my perfectly roasted salmon a shot!
2 lbs wild salmon, skin on
1 bunch fresh dill
1 TBS avocado oil
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lay the filets skin side down. Season with salt and pepper, drape fresh dill over the length of the salmon. Roast for 15 minutes. While the salmon is roasting, chop the remaining dill. Remove from oven, the salmon should flake easily when fully cooked. Remove cooked dill and top with fresh. Enjoy!