Food Focus: Salmon

Food Focus: Salmon

Food Focus: Salmon

We love salmon! Salmon is one of the most popular proteins for our members to reintroduce during Level 2.

High-quality salmon is super healthy and is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and protein.

What is Omega-3 you ask? Omega-3 is one of the two essential fatty acids that your body needs. They are essential fats. The body can’t make them on its own and must get them from food.

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

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Salmon doesn’t always agree with everyone.

Once you introduce it back into your diet, listen to your body for signs of sensitivity, like:

  • Bloating
  • Cramps and diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Hives
  • Sneeze or running nose

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may want to limit or exclude salmon from your meal plan.

Endless options:

Salmon has a buttery flavor and since it's high in good fat, it can taste amazing with very little added seasoning or oil. It's always best to choose wild-caught versus farmed salmon.

Salmon Meal Ideas

  • Add salmon back in with some fun Level 1 herbs or seasonings, fresh lemon juice, or add a honey drizzle before cooking.

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    Bake salmon or grill it on your stovetop! Add a side of asparagus and something raw, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and nutritious Level 2 meal!
  • Purchase sushi-grade salmon and add it to a salad with liquid aminos for a poke bowl. 

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