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Low Carb Superfood of the Month:Salmon

Colette-Heimowitz

Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on February 16, 2023.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition

February 16, 2023

Salmon can be a heart-healthy and delicious addition to your low carb lifestyle.

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to feature a heart-healthy superfood like salmon. Salmon, in addition to other cold-water fish like tuna, can be an excellent addition to your low carb lifestyle.

What is a Superfood?

A superfood is generally thought to be loaded with nutrients and antioxidants and may help promote optimal health.

Superfoods and Atkins

Why is Salmon Considered a Superfood?

Salmon earns its superfood status because it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Certain omega 3s may decrease triglyceride levels, slow the rate of coronary artery calcium build-up and lower blood pressure, as well as decrease inflammation and support brain health. Salmon is also a good source of satisfying and muscle-building protein and B vitamins.

As part of your low carb lifestyle, try to eat at least two servings a week (3.5 ounces) of salmon, or other fatty cold-water fish like halibut and tuna.

Featured Salmon Recipe for American Heart Month

A light cucumber relish tempers the heat of the flavorful blackening rub that gives heart-healthy salmon its crispy finish. This all rests on a bed of creamy mashed cauliflower.

Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Relish and Cauliflower

Salmon is Good for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks

Think scrambles or omelets with salmon, salads with salmon, all sorts of entrees and salmon roll-ups or salmon stacks as snacks.

Low Carb Salmon Recipes

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Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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