A New View of Healthy Eating: How to Quickly Grill Wild Salmon

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By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

Many people only eat salmon when eating out at restaurants. Once you learn how to very quickly and easily grill or broil salmon at home, I have a feeling you’ll enjoy it at home more often. Not only is salmon tasty, it’s a “great” healthy fat.  In today’s blog, I’m sharing with you a really quick way to marinade salmon with a few ingredients and the benefits of eating  omega-3 rich foods, like wild salmon.

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Quick Wild Pacific King Salmon on the Grill

  • Create a simple marinade with fresh lemon juice, dill, and green onions by mixing the ingredients together.
  • Marinade the salmon in your refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat grill to medium high.
  • Grill for about 3 minutes.
  • Flip the salmon and grill for another 3 minutes.
  • Let the salmon rest for a few minutes, as it will continue to cook.
  • Enjoy!

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Why We Must Eat Omega-3s

For optimal health, we must eat about 30% good fats every day, every meal. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for many areas of health, including:

  • Reduce inflammation, which is often considered the root cause of many diseases, such as heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lower risk of heart disease: lower blood pressure, triglycerides (blood fat), and cholesterol
  • Improve brain health, which positively influences memory
  • Help depression and mental health, and may be beneficial for ADHD, autism, and dementia
  • Reduce joint inflammation and pain
  • Reduce risk of diabetes
  • Benefit bone health
  • Protect eye health
  • Synthesize hormones
  • Reduce risk of cancer

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in beef, eggs, and poultry, but are most abundant in the fat of cold-water, oily fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are also available in supplement form.

EPA and DHA Essential Fatty Acids in Cold-Water Fish

Cold-water fatty fish are a rich source of the two essential omega-3 fatty acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These nutrients benefit long-term physical and mental health. EPA supports heart health, and DHA supports brain development and function.

Learn more about culinary techniques and a few additional ways to cook salmon at home, in my book, A New View of Healthy Eating.

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