Eat– for Good Health

Protect your hearing with salmon!  Eating two weekly 4-oz servings of salmon or any other fatty fish (such as mackerel and tuna) makes you 42% less likely to suffer hearing loss than those who eat fewer than one serving per week, reveals a large-scale study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Picture of Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze Recipe

Salmon’s anti-aging secret are its omego-3 fatty acids which improve blood flow to the cochlea, the inner ear’s fluid-filled, spiral shaped section that enables hearing.  Omega-3s sharpen vision, too, by protecting cells in the eyes from the effects of aging.  The recipe below serves 6 and looks beautiful with green beans, a couple of whole small potatoes, and salad.

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
  • 6 (6 to 8-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (or use Mrs. Dash’s salt-free seasoning) 
  • 6 lemon wedges

In a mini food processor, combine garlic, rosemary, thyme, wine, oil, Dijon mustard, and 1 tablespoon of whole-grain mustard. Grind the mustard sauce until combined, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a small bowl. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of whole-grain mustard to the sauce and stir to combine. Set aside mustard sauce.

Preheat the broiler. Line a heavy rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick spray. Arrange the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 minutes. Spoon the mustard sauce over the fillets. Continue broiling until the fillets are just cooked through and golden brown, about 5 minutes longer.

Transfer the fillets to plates and serve with lemon wedges.

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4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, it really is easy to adopt natural steps which also turn back the clock. I can’t help but love to look my best.

  2. Reba Studebaker

    So true– no matter what my age, I’m determined to stay slim and look younger than my age. Funny that many people still think good nutrition is in a pill.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    The Fountain of Youth comes from what we do (eating healthfully and exercising) and also creating happy lives for ourselves.

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