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Inflammatory Processes and Cancer

blog-nutritionAnti-inflammatory foods are important for everyone, and are especially important for those dealing with cancer. Anti-inflammatory foods fight inflammatory processes.

Omega-3 oils are important anti-inflammatory foods, and are found in blue-green algae and spirulina. Ocean fish consume these tiny plant-like substances and concentrate them, and then the fish become excellent sources of omega-3 oils. Krill oil is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is one of the richest sources of these important oils that enhance anti-inflammatory processes in the body.

Ginger-Sesame Salmon

4 salmon steaks
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 green onions, cut in strips
1 cup water
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons rice vinegar

Place the water and fresh lemon juice in a deep non-stick sauté pan or skillet.  Bring to a boil. Place the salmon steaks in the water and cover pan. Reduce the heat and simmer very gently for 6-8 minutes, until the fish is opaque in color. Arrange the salmon on a warm serving dish. Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and finely grated ginger together and spoon over the salmon. Cut the green onions into thin strips and scatter over the top of the fish. In a small pan, combine the garlic and sesame oil. Warm the mixture until it browns and drizzle over the top of the fish. Serve hot.

Excellent source of Vitamin C, B6, B12, B1, Folate, and Niacin. Good source of Vitamin B2, Iron, and Zinc.

Serving Size:  4
Prep Time:  20 minutes

Calories:  254
Carbohydrate:  6g
Cholesterol:  88mg
Protein:  36g
Fat:  9g
Dietary Fiber:  2g
% Calories from fat:  33%

From The Cancer Nutrition Handbook: An Essential Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families by Carolyn Katzin, MS. Available on Amazon

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