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Best Summer Foods from The F-Factor Diet: Salmon

I am loving this new book, The F-Factor Diet ($16.47). The basis of the book is to make sure that the foods you eat the most of have enough fiber. I love the idea of adding more fiber into your diet, not only for weight loss, but also for the amazing benefits it brings (reduced risk of heart disease). Plus who doesn't love a diet that tells you to eat more?

Tanya Zuckerbrot, the author of the book is a well established nutritionist who has been practicing this program with clients for more than ten years. In other words, she knows her stuff. Of course there is way more to it than that and you'd have to read the book to get all the details, however Tanya gave me the scoop on the five best foods for summer. Here is one of them:

Summer dish: Simply grilled on the barbecue
Summer marks the beginning of salmon fishing season and the time of year when fresh salmon is again available in your local markets. Salmon is low in calories and saturated fats and high in protein. Wild salmon is one of the best sources of health-promoting fats known as the omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3s promote cardiovascular health, brain health and provide anti-inflammatory protection.

Cardiovascular health: Omega-3s prevent platelets in the blood from clumping together and sticking to arterial walls in the form of plaque. They also drive down triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Brain health: Omega-Ss interact with the fatty layers that surround brain cells and help protect brain cells from the diseases of aging, like Alzheimer’s.

Did you miss the other foods? Well, so far Tanya has told us about tomatoes too.

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BlackPowerBunny BlackPowerBunny 10 years
i've never been a big fish eater, but salmon is one that i have always enjoyed. it's all about eating healthy!
sgr_n_spc sgr_n_spc 10 years
This seems very similar to Weight Watchers
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 10 years
If I was stuck on an island & only could have one food for the rest of my life: it would be wild king salmon!!!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
mmm I just had salmon tonight! My favourite sashimi is salmon and I'm also addicted to all types of smoked salmon ... mmmm
krisua krisua 10 years
Ah, I'm a TOTAL salmon freak.
curbtheaddiction curbtheaddiction 10 years
salmon - so hot right now
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 10 years
i love salmon
KerryG KerryG 10 years
Sounds like a great book. Baked salmon is one of my favorite foods. I wish it were easier to get good wild salmon here in Nebraska. :-( I tend to go a bit wild when we visit my mom's family in Seattle.
Lisa03 Lisa03 10 years
I'm all for books that promote healthy, realistic eating habits.
renaimarie renaimarie 10 years
Something to know about salmon is that the health benefits only come from wild salmon. A lot of people think that "fresh" salmon is the same thing- but unless it says wild on it, you're probably getting farmed- which is no different than eating a big greasy hormone-filled steak, in my opinion. Also- Atlantic salmon is farmed. Your best chance of being sure that you're getting wild salmon is to buy Alaskan salmon. It's illegal to farm salmon in Alaska, so you'll never get anything but wild. Promise. < / end rant >
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 10 years
salmon is probably the perfect food
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