March is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s our time to shine at Nuts Over Fish! Both nuts and fish have many health benefits and are a great addition to a healthy diet. Our goal at Nuts Over Fish is to make healthy eating easy and accessible, which is why we made our nut toppings so easy to use in your meals. All types of nuts and fish are packed with nutrients, and all our nut toppings are delicious on any fish. One of our favorite meals to make is almond crusted salmon, using either our original almond topping or our sugar-free topping.
Does almond crusted salmon sound like a good meal for tonight? Here are the nutritional benefits you’ll get from this easy dinner!
Fats sometimes get a bad rap, but nutrition science is finally gaining the upper hand over myths about what’s good for you. There are many types of fats, and in the appropriate quantities, they are an essential part of a healthy diet. Even better, both nuts and fish contain healthy fats. Almonds contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which help lower bad cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and support brain function. Salmon is one the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are also important for brain health, in addition to reducing inflammation and improving heart health.
Vitamins and Minerals
There are lots of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need, but it can be hard to get them all into your diet. Luckily, nuts and fish are packed with them. For example, almonds are a great source of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. They are also a good source of magnesium, which supports bone health, heart health, and nerve function. Eating salmon helps you get enough vitamin D, which also supports bone health and boosts your immune system.
Protein builds and repairs tissues in our bodies, so it’s important to have enough in your diet. Both almonds and salmon are great sources of high-quality protein your body needs. Eating protein also makes you feel full longer, reducing the craving for snacks between meals. On top of that, protein boosts your metabolism and helps your body burn fat.