King Salmon with fennel, sweet onion and a Dijon mustard sauce will surely impress your guests and their taste buds. The added hint of crushed fennel and fennel pollen with a reduced wine and cashew crème completes this decadent dish. Dairy free, gluten-free. This is a perfect anti cancer food that is filled with nutrients and omegas. One to two servings a week of salmon are recommended to help you live a longer, healthier life.
Nutritional Benefits of Salmon
- A 3 oz portion gives you 21 grams of protein.
- High in potassium, a whopping 360 mg.
- And it is high in omega 3’s, the good fat with 11.5 grams of goodness which decreases your cancer risk. Prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancars are shown to be reduced by regularly consuming omega-3 fat. Leukemia, and non-Hodgkins lymphoma also seem to be reduced.
So make a difference in your health and eat salmon at least once a week or more. Please make sure you buy from a sustainable fish source that carries wild salmon.
Health Benefits of Fennel
- It helps boost the immune system because it contains a good amount of vitamin C which helps build collagen, and repairs skin tissue. The antioxidants in fennel also protect the blood vessel walls free radicals that can lead to heart disease.
- The fennel seed extract is interesting. It has high concentrations of flavonoids, phenols, and alkaloids that can inhibit the growth of tumors.
- It can also protect against the harms of radiation by offering a chemo protection. Some liver cancer strains and some breast cancer have shown to be prevented by ingesting the fennel seed extract and have a chemo protection against the radiation damage.
Now let’s pair this incredible king salmon with fennel and add the side dishes of spring scapes and fresh asparagus. This will complete this healthy, anti cancer food plate with many flavors. Stay tuned for these upcoming recipes as we welcome the veggie treats that excite the bounty of Spring. Wonderful, beautiful ramps and fresh asparagus.
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