What do your favorite Italian Bistro, Gastropub, or Mom & Pop restaurant all have in common? An amazing salmon dish!
No wonder it's one of the most popular proteins for our members to reintroduce during Level 2.
Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and protein.
What is an Omega-3 you ask? An Omega-3 is one of the two essential fatty acids that your body needs.
Some benefits of omega-3s include:
Preventing high blood pressure and improving your heart health
Supporting healthy brain function and building brain cells
Boosting dopamine to combat the stress hormone
Salmon doesn’t always agree with everyone though!
Once you introduce it back into your diet, listen to your body for signs of sensitivity, like:
Cramps and diarrhea
Sneeze or running nose
Salmon has a buttery flavor that can taste amazing with very little added seasoning or oil.
Try adding your salmon back in with some fun Level 1 herbs or seasonings, fresh lemon juice, and maybe even add a honey drizzle before cooking!
You can either bake salmon or grill it on your stovetop! Add a side of asparagus and you’ve got yourself a delicious and nutritious Level 2 meal!
You can also add sushi-grade salmon to a salad with liquid aminos for a poke bowl!