Most people know fish is good for you, but how many of us know why? For starters, salmon, for instance, is nutrient dense. It’s an excellent source of high-quality minerals like potassium and selenium as well as vitamin B12 (all heart-healthy essentials), but it’s also an excellent source of protein and other vitamins, all of which are great for overall health and well-being. However, the most important elements that promote heart health are the omega-3 fatty acids.

These three acids are believed to contribute to a healthy brain, heart, and joints. They are essential fatty acids that optimize the body’s ability to function properly and breakdown harmful fats and buildups.

They aid in keeping blood pressure low, lowering the risk of blood sugar spikes, and protecting joints and muscles from the ill-effects of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Why not add salmon to your diet and reap the benefits!

 

This Coconut Sugar Glazed Salmon is a recipe you’ll enjoy time and time again!

Ingredients

2 pounds Atlantic salmon (or any fresh salmon near you)

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons grass-fed ghee

¼ cup coconut sugar

½ teaspoon pepper

½ Bragg liquid aminos sauce

1 teaspoon salt

Juice from one lemon

Garnish with sliced lemons and chopped parsley

 

Instructions

1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the fresh salmon on foil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

 

2- In a bowl, whisk together Bragg sauce, coconut sugar, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice to make a glaze. Top the salmon with the glaze and seal the foil over the fish to create a packet.

 

3- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is fork tender. Open the foil and baste salmon with remaining sauce. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the salmon is caramelized.

 

4- Garnish with chopped parsley and sliced lemons.

 

By Carolina Portes