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How to Make Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lingonberry Jam
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
Substitute cranberry if you cannot find lingonberry.
How Can Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lingonberry Jam Make You Feel Great?
Note: Substitute cranberry if you cannot find lingonberry.
Healthy Fats for a Frazzled FallFall can be both exciting and hectic. A general excitement is in the air as we anticipate going to the pumpkin patch, enjoying hot bowls of butternut soup, heading back to school, and drinking holiday-themed lattes. But little do we know how much work our bodies are doing behind the scenes. As the weather gets colder and dryer after a hot, humid summer, the body has to start building up stores of insulating fats in preparation for the long winter ahead. During this change, it is very easy for Vata dosha (the dry, cold dosha) to go out of balance. This can manifest as dryness, coldness, anxiety, stress, tension, low back aches, and a general sense of being ungrounded. Sweet, warming fats are just what the body needs to come back to earth and get ready for the cold. Pistachio Crusted Salmon is rich in healthy fats that will ground Vata, making you feel relaxed and at ease. It will also keep you from catching a chill as the temperatures gets colder.
Lingonberry: The Magical Scandinavian FruitLingonberries, also known as partridge berries or cowberries, are smaller and juicier than a cranberry and are a native of Sweden, Russia, Norway, Finland, and some parts of Canada. Like many berries, lingonberries are known as powerful antioxidants and for their ability to lower the inflammatory response in the body. Lingonberries have also been shown to protect the veins and arteries, which is crucial for maintaining circulatory and heart health. In Russia, lingonberry water is used as a mild laxative, so regularly chewing on lingonberries may help with constipation. Some studies also suggest that consuming lingonberries can enhance a healthy weight loss plan. Lingonberries naturally comes into season in late summer and early autumn, so fall is the best time of year to eat this juicy, tart fruit. Because of its tartness, lingonberries are often consumed in a jam form or with sugar to make them more palatable.
Food for FertilitySalmon has been touted for many years as a very health-promoting food. One of the many reasons is because salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have numerous health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant effects. But did you know that the omega-3s in salmon also make it a potent fertility food? Studies show that women who regularly consume salmon (less than 1x per week) and other sources of omega-3s are less likely to have trouble conceiving than women who don't. Salmon in the diet can also promote fetal brain and nervous system development and can lower the risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy. Take caution though, as there is a wide and varied range of salmon quality. Choose wild-caught Alaskan Salmon or wild-caught sockeye salmon over Atlantic or farm-raised salmon.
Legendary PistachiosLegend has it that the Queen of Sheba declared that pistachio nuts were to be grown and consumed exclusively by royalty, and no one else. This was perhaps because of their exotic green shade, availability year-round, and of course their many health benefits. Pistachios are rich in healthy fats that our bodies need to make glowing skin, hair, and nails, and thus, pistachios have been touted as a beauty food for centuries. Pistachios are also a good source of potassium and have a lower caloric content than other nuts but boast higher protein.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lingonberry Jam Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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