We all know that eating fish is healthy, but do you know why? Fish is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are an unsaturated fat that helps decrease inflammation in your body. Inflammation can contribute to heart disease, so eating fish can help prevent heart disease. Omega 3 Fatty Acids can also help lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, reduce blood clotting which helps reduce the risk of stroke, decrease risk of heart failure, etc (link). Obviously, there are a lot of good benefits!
The healthiest fish are those that contain the most Omega-3 fatty acids. These are going to be the more fatty fish such as, salmon, tuna, and lake trout, but most seafood contains at least small amounts of Omega-3’s. It is recommended that adults get 1-2 servings a week. FYI: Pregnant women and young children should limit the amount of fish they eat due to toxins that could be found in fish. For any other normal adult, the benefits of fish outweigh the risk.
Enough talking! Lets get to this awesome recipe!
This recipe is originally found on Relish.com
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Combine cheese, artichoke hearts and basil. Pat onto Salmon. Bake about 15 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.