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Omega-3s and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. And, today is National Wear Red Day, a day of awareness and a reminder that heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills one woman every minute, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. I don’t know about you, but I find that frightening.

As many of you know, I consult with corporate clients on nutrition research and education, in addition to coaching clients and keynote speaking. One of my clients is the National Fisheries Institute. I am passionate about this work because science shows us that the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood help protect our hearts, along with other health benefits.

I recently worked with SheKnows.com on this article about the benefits of omega-3 fats found in salmon. In light of Wear Red Day, I thought it would be fun to share that article here. (She Knows.com article)

Here’s a simple and tasty way to prepare frozen salmon, rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Mediterranean Salmon

Mediterranean Salmon: Frozen to Fabulous
(This recipe first appeared here on DishOnFish.com.)

Preheat oven to broil. Drizzle a little olive oil in a roasting pan. Open a package of frozen salmon and place the salmon in the pan. Top with canned sliced black olivescherry tomatoes (sliced in half), capers and parsley (frozen, fresh or dried all work well). Drizzle on a little more olive oil, some balsamic vinegar and a dash of sea salt.

Place in oven and broil about 10 minutes on one side, then flip and broil another 10 minutes, until completely cooked. The oil, vinegar and juice from tomatoes help keep the salmon moist.

While the salmon is cooking, saute a vegetable and make a pot of farro or whole wheat couscous. Delicious and heart-healthy, and on the table in 30 minutes!

TELL US: What are some of your favorite ways to add heart-healthy omega-3s to your diet? We’d love to hear from you!

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