Our heart is the most important organ in our whole body system. It keeps the brain and the bodily functions active with its continuous task to pump blood all day without even the prerogative to rest itself as it will end up to your body dead as a dry leaf. Without the heart, logically we cannot live, so we must therefore take proper and good care of it to maintain a healthy and active body. Since we cannot let it rest and make it stop from beating, we need to supply it with nutrients to keep it going. We need to watch what we eat and what we do as it may affect our heart greatly. When you ate a lot of fatty foods you may suffer problems like Cardiac Arrest or Stroke, and if you never workout your body you may tend to have a weaker body functions as the heart is not pushed to pump blood in a modulated manner. It is truly important for us to keep in mind, that what we eat affects the entirety of our body, so therefore to further keep our heart healthy we must eat food that are heart healthy and friendly to be able to live in a disease free environment. Here is a recipe that may help you start eating a heat healthy diet.
Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon
This seafood dish is a sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey, which doubles as marinade and sauce. You may put toasted sesame seeds on it to provide a nutty and more attractive accent. To make it a full meal; it may be best served with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices to add a zing your meal.
Yield : 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 scallion, minced
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- Mix scallion, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a medium bowl until the honey is dissolved. Place salmon in a sealable plastic bag, add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining sauce.
- Preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray or olive oil will do.
- Transfer the salmon into the pan, skinned-side down. (Set aside the marinade.) Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.
Per serving: 234 calories; 13 g fat ( 3 g sat , 5 g mono ); 67 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 23 g protein; 0 g fiber; 335 mg sodium; 444 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (60% daily value), excellent source of omega-3s.
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 other carbohydrate
With this meal may you be able to start a heart healthy diet and life. It will really be for your own good. Just remember to match a heart healthy diet with a heart healthy lifestyle for best results.