Before offering you the delicious salmon recipe that we have prepared for you, it is worth the time to read all its benefits. Sure, after reading them, your taste in preparing it will be irresistible. It is a superfood that should never be missing from your table.

Eight health benefits of salmon

Salmon is a food with many benefits for the body, below you can know some of them.

1. Salmon is good for your heart

Salmon is a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol. If you ate a 4-ounce serving of wild-caught salmon, you’d be getting about 55% of the recommended daily value for Omega 3s.

2. Contributes to a healthy digestive system

In that 4-ounce serving of wild caught salmon we discussed earlier, there is a 236% Daily Value for vitamin B12. B12 is necessary to maintain a healthy digestive system. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent certain types of cancer and maintains healthy hair, skin, and nails.

3. Salmon can help you improve your memory

Do you remember those Omega-3 fatty acids we talked about earlier? If you don’t, you should start eating more salmon right away. Omega-3s have been shown to improve memory and reduce the risk of dementia.

4. It can help improve brain power

Omega-3s, along with many other vitamins, can help improve various brain functions and even help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

5. Salmon can help preserve eyesight

And it’s all due to those omega-3s. They can help prevent glaucoma and other eye-related problems that could ruin your vision and even cause blindness.

6. Helps promote bone health

Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin D, which is needed to keep your bones comfortable and strong. Without an adequate amount of vitamin D, your bones can become very weak and brittle.

7. Salmon is a good source of protein

We all know how important protein is. It helps build muscle and can help increase your metabolism. It also helps you stay full longer so you don’t have the urge to snack all day. A 4-ounce serving of salmon can give you more than half your recommended daily value for protein.

8. Can help promote healthy skin, hair and nails

Vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, and proteins are responsible for helping keep hair, skin, and nails healthy. This is more important than staying pretty. All of this helps protect their body in different ways, so you need to help protect them too.

It is important to mention that when we refer to the daily value of all these amazing vitamins and other nutrients found in salmon, we are referring to wild salmon and not farmed salmon. Studies have been done showing that nutrient levels in farm-raised salmon are much lower, and that they are also at risk of having mercury and lead in them.

While even wild salmon pose a risk of contaminants from contaminated water, the risk is much lower. Most experts recommend buying only salmon caught from Alaska.

Apple Cider Glazed Salmon Recipe

Now, this is a recipe for salmon with apple cider glaze that will leave you with more than satisfied palate. Pay attention because, this recipe will help you lower triglycerides and improve brain functions if you incorporate it on a regular basis to your diet.

Yield: 2 servings

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 4 oz organic wild salmon fillets, boneless
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 180 ° C (350 ° F)

To a small saucepan, add the vinegar and bring to a slight boil. Reduce to simmer, stirring often with a wooden spoon. After about 25 minutes, the cider will reduce to a syrupy consistency.

Turn off the heat and immediately pour the cider glaze into a bowl to allow it to cool.

Meanwhile, prepare salmon skin side down on a sheet of parchment paper. Drizzle the olive oil over all the salmon and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle all of the chopped rosemary over the salmon.

Grill until firm, about 15 to 20 minutes (ideally, the salmon should be cooked on the outside while still moist on the inside).

Transfer the salmon to plates and drizzle the cider vinegar glaze all over the top of the salmon.

Enjoy this salmon recipe with steamed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, etc.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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