By Portia Hodges
Salmon is a fertility goddess and nutrient powerhouse. It is an incredible source of essential omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Whilst we need both omega 3 and omega 6, our industrialised diet normally means we have a disproportionate intake of omega 6 fatty acids which can lead to system wide inflammatory responses and disruption to health.
Increasing your intake of omega 3 fats like salmon can help to balance this out and positively impact cell membranes, hormones, regulation of insulin, inflammation, immunity, mood, memory and nerve function. This means skin, joint, nerve, brain and reproductive health are all directly impacted by EFA as is foetal neurological development. Some research shows that Omega-3 protects from ovarian aging, improves egg quality and has been linked to reducing miscarriage.
1lb of fresh wild salmon (reduces presence of xenoestrogens & toxins found in farmed salmon which compromise fertility & health)
1 tbsp brown or coconut sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Large pinch of salt & pepper
1 tbsp of rapeseed, ghee or avocado oil (use these or coconut oil when cooking as they do not oxidise when heated reducing free radical damage which other oils can cause when heated.)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 220.
2. Lightly oil a baking tray & in a small bowl combine all dry ingredients.
3. Place salmon on the oiled baking tray and rub 1tbsp of oil into the skin then coat the salmon with the spice rub.
4. Bake for 8-15mins depending on thickness and how well done you prefer it.
This would be utterly delicious served with roasted veggies, with a side salad, in a wrap or with some homemade crunchy slaw. Go crazy and enjoy x