You might overlook your sensory organs when you think of eating healthfully, but when you realize that your sense of smell, taste, sight, touch and hearing are largely responsible for your quality of life, you’ll think again. And when you enjoy the movies you see, the food you eat, the book you read, your sex life and more, you’ll find that you look better, too. So, go ahead and load up on antioxidants and omega-3s to harness sensory benefits.
What: Succulent Salmon and Salsa
Why it’s great: Omega-3 fatty acids in fish are shown to help improve skin health. Not to mention, studies have shown these fats help combat depression. With enough omega-3, you’ll be looking more vibrant and your good mood will shine through.
What you’ll need:
- Two 4-5-ounce skinless wild salmon fillets
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 6 Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons port wine
How to make it:
Sprinkle pepper and salt over salmon. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat until hot. Add salmon and cook four to five minutes per side, or until opaque in the center. Move to serving plates and keep warm. Add garlic to skillet and cook 30 seconds. Stir in olives, tomatoes and wine. Simmer two to three minutes or until thickened. Spoon salsa over salmon and top with basil.
Nutritional Info Per Serving:
Fat 13.7 grams
Aging fats 2 grams
Fiber 1.3 grams
Carbs 7.3 grams
Sugar 3.5 grams
Protein 26.9 grams
Sodium 537 milligrams
Potassium 879 milligrams