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May 31, 2012

Lighten Your Summer Meals with Fish

There is something about the summertime that makes many of us crave seafood. Maybe it's the time spent at the pool, lake or ocean. Maybe it's the smell of the grill after a long winter. Or maybe it's the desire to eat fresh, healthy and seasonal foods. Regardless, seafood is a delicious summer food and provides a great source of nutrition.

5 Reasons You Should include Fish in Your Summer Meal Plan:
  1. Fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which can lower blood pressure, boost immunity, improve arthritis symptoms and, in children, improve learning ability.
  2. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are believed to reduce depression by raising serotonin levels in the brain.
  3. Fish is high in protein but lower in fat and calories than other meats.
  4. Some dermatologists say a salmon rich diet is like a facial - smoothing out age lines.
  5. Some fish are rich in selenium, which is known for its cancer-fighting properties.
    (Sources: Omega-3 in fish: How eating fish helps your heart, Mayoclinic.com; The Benefits of Eating Fish, CNN.com)
Fish is one of the many foods incorporated into our clients' meal plans to increase their ability to effectively manage the symptoms of their illness and mitigate side-effects of treatment.

Check out the recipe for Baked Salmon Cakes with Citrus-Cilantro Sauce, which is an actual dish delivered to our clients.


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