Citrus Salmon recipe: Eat more Omega-3s
Leigh Zaleski | 01.24.14
Lately, I’ve been trying to up my intake of Omega-3s. I’ve known for years that the fatty acid touts awesome some health benefits, and I often eat salmon and nuts. But I never really kept track of the recommended amount of Omega-3s per week.
Studies have shown that Omega-3s can help keep your heart healthy, mitigate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and possibly alleviate depression, among other benefits. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Omega-3 fatty acids are essential, yet the body can’t produce them.
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Want to up your intake of Omega-3s? Try this quick recipe for Citrus Salmon.
So it’s up to us to keep the fatty acids pumping through our bloodstreams.
The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish — 3.5 ounces cooked — a week. Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are high in Omega-3s. Walnuts and flaxseed also can add a substantial amount of Omega-3 to your diet, according to whfoods.org.
If you’re interested in increasing your consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids, try this simple recipe for Citrus Salmon.