There are tons of 'super food' lists floating around. Much like the number of nutrition bars on store shelves, but this time, at least most of them contain much of the same foods. Still, it does seem like there's always a new 'super food' popping up out of the ether.
One food that is on every list I've seen is salmon. This pink hued fish is filled with heart healthy omega-3's which can help raise good HDL cholesterol levels and ward off heart disease. Omega-3's also help to reduce inflammation and a recent study suggests that the DHA and EPA types of omega-3's from fish can reduce the risk of colon cancer. Salmon is also very high in protein and relatively low in calories and saturated fat. It has also been shown to help reduce the risk of other cancers, macular degeneration, fight Alzheimer's, and much more. With all these great benefits and the many ways to prepare the fish, it's a great option for a healthy meal!
Last night I tried a salmon recipe from a new cookbook I bought "Cooking Light: Fresh Food Fast." Since Woody and I were going to be eating at different times, I cooked the salmon during the afternoon and put them in the fridge after they cooled down a bit. It was somewhat late when I got home so Woody had already finished his dinner (I had left instructions for him!) but said it was really good! Whew! Unfortunately, I was so hungry I didn't even take time to take a picture, but thank goodness the cookbook has a picture!