Our bodies don't produce omega-3 fatty acids, so we have to count on our food intake for this healthy fat! We know this good fat helps fight inflammation that causes disease and believe me, the older you get, the more you think about this! Omega-3 fatty acids also help your brain. Not only does this good fat help prevent dementia, but it helps with brain fog. Now that's what I'm talkin' about, bring on the clarity! But in all seriousness, fatigue, memory issues, mood swings and depression can all be related to an omega-3 deficiency!
Mackerel, trout, sardines, tuna, herring and salmon are all good fish sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Try to get two servings of fish a week.
This salmon recipe is awesome—simple, healthy and delicious—what's not to love!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Fold a piece of parchment paper in half and place on baking sheet.
Place a handful of trimmed green beans on paper.
Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Layer with one serving of salmon.
Top with pesto sauce.
Add halved, grape tomatoes.
Fold parchment paper over and roll sides up to seal.
Bake on sheet for 20-25 minutes.
Top with halved grape tomatoes.
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