Chef David Kamen shows you how to fight obesity, cancer and heart disease with the help of a healthy diet. The key to eating heart-smart is to learn to add flavor to healthy foods without the addition of bad fat or salt. Salmon, however is bursting with the healthy, unsaturated fat and Omega-3′s that the body needs to function properly.
Unsaturated fats come mostly from plant sources and are liquid at room temperature. They can be either monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Foods high in monounsaturated fat include avocados, olives, peanuts, as well as canola, olive, almond, hazelnut, and peanut oils.
Foods high in polyunsaturated fat include fatty fish, nuts and vegetable oils such as safflower and sunflower. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are found in certain cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, albacore tuna, sardines, and lake trout. Omega-3′s may help prevent heart disease because they lower triglycerides and reduce blood clotting. They may also lower blood pressure and prevent arrhythmia.
Some healthy herbs, spices and seasonings that are great for giving salmon and other healthy dishes an extra kick are basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, chili, garlic and ginger. In this video, Chef Kamen prepares Asian-Style Steamed Salmon in: “Cooking with herbs, spices and other seasonings!”