Get Fit for Summer!: Cook with Wild Salmon

Get Fit For Summer!

Wild salmon will help you lose weight because it's high in fat. No, not saturated fat or empty calories, but rather omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for a healthy brain, skin, and cardiovascular system-and for weight loss, too! These healthy fats decrease cellular inflammation and stimulate leptin secretions, a hormone that controls appetite and metabolizes fat.

But to get those omega-3s, you need to eat wild salmon. Farmed salmon not only has higher concentrations of chemicals like pesticides and PCBs, but it also has lower fatty acid concentrations. So choose wild for weight loss.

Try this grilled salmon sandwich for a healthy lunch of wild salmon. Or make an open face lox omelet to start your day off right.

For tips on picking your fish at the supermarket, click here.

What's your favorite way to prepare wild salmon?

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