Omega 3 Importance + Citrus Salmon Recipe

I’ve really been on a health kick lately. I’m learning a lot about fitness and nutrition. The most recent surprising and alarming information I have come across is that 91% of American’s have an Omega 3 deficiency. That means there is only a 9% chance that myself and my family members get the Omega 3’s that we need. And you too! Crazy isn’t it?

Why are Omega 3’s so important?

Omega 3’s provide support for the function of the body’s brain, cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems.  Young children’s bodies rely on Omega 3’s for proper brain, eye and immune system system development. And we can’t forget about our fur babies… Pets are family member’s too, the health of their cellular, brain, eye and immune systems and skin and coat depend on great nutrition.

I have really up’d my game and started making sure that myself and my family are getting the nutrition we need through a healthy diet and supplements. I have some tips and info to help you as well!

Getting Omega 3’s from Foodcomplete mediterranean diet

The Complete Mediterranean Diet book has been a great resource for nutritional information and over 500 yummy recipes. This book explains the Mediterranean Diet with natural ways to lower cholesterol and blood pressure through diet and lifestyle change. It has a complete 14-Day Menu Plan that include breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 optional snacks.  This book has provided me with various ways to cook my beloved wild caught salmon, which I usually just season with garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, Himalayan salt and bake in chicken broth. But just the other day I made this Citrus Salmon and it was a welcomed change.

citrus salmon recipe

Citrus salmon served with fresh baked asparagus, sweet potato and (per my 5 year old) gourmet mac n cheese. For the Salmon I: Mixed 1/4 cup of marmalade, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon, 1/4 cup of soy sauce and marinated the fillets for 30 mins. Then seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and baked on 350 for 30 mins.

Meeting needed Omega 3’s with supplements

We can’t always get what we need from food alone. Vitamins and supplements can come in handy, but they should be high quality supplements. Nordic Naturals has long been a reputable company known for their high quality supplements.

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  • Omega-3 Pet

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I can personally tell a difference in the way I feel and my energy level when I am taking my Nordic Natural supplement. My kids ask for their vitamins each day. Initially I was dreading the “fishy” flavor of these gel caps, but they are naturally flavored with lemon or strawberry and have no “fishy” taste at all.

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Comments

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