So many people overlook fish when planning their meals. Fish and other seafoods are a wonderful alternative to meat, offering diverse flavours and are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. And, when we do decide to cook fish it is usually cod or herring, which are good but not as beneficial. Salmon is the wonder fish and should not be overlooked.

Have a look at some of the advantages of including salmon in your diet

Omega-3: Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that promote cardiovascular health; helps fight colon cancer, kidney cancer, and help prevent breast cancer. Omega-3 can contribute to lower depression. Omega-3 can prevent obesity by increasing the response towards insulin naturally.

Iron: Iron levels in Salmon are very high which can reduce low-iron anaemia symptoms such as shortness of breath, lack of energy, headache, and irritability. The high iron levels also contribute to better concentration and alertness.

Salmon reduces inflammation: Feeling sore and looking for a natural anti-inflammatory try salmon. It naturally reduces inflammation.

Of course, all foods carry certain risk depending on where it grows, the methods used to grow it, and which preservatives and additives are used. According a study published in the Harvard school of public health, only three ounces of fish per week reduces the risk of death from coronary disease by 36%, which greatly outweighs the risk of mercury poisoning and other toxins. Always ensure to cook your fish well or to trust a good quality, reliable fish seller.

Salmon is a delicious fish that can be enjoyed in many ways. Salmon can be cooked as a filet, poached, smoked, or grilled. Salmon can also be canned, eaten in a salad. There are salmon marinades, salmon roe and many other ways to enjoy the wonderful taste of salmon.

Salmon is my favourite fish. It is so versatile that I do not get bored with it. One day I can have smoked salmon atop a salad, the next I can have a salmon tartar on a baguette. The very best marinade that I have found for salmon is mango chutney. The flavours blend in perfectly. You simply coat your salmon filet on both sides with your favourite mango chutney wrap it in aluminum foil and place in the toaster oven for 15 minutes. The salmon comes out moist flaky and delicious.

Author's Bio: 

Cecil D. Murphy specializes in the health and wellness fields. Whether you're looking for new salmon recipes or how to prepare the perfect and ultimate bagel and lox sandwich, he's got what you need. You can even learn how to make your own curry powder!