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This Salmon Dragon Bowl is not only made with love but is also packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients that will keep you happy, healthy and whole! Here’s the breakdown of each ingredient. Wild Salmon
  • a complete protein that has a good balance of amino acids and (easily digestible proteins)
  • a great source of Vitamin D, Vitamin A and some Vitamin B
  • rich in iron, calcium, selenium and phosphorus which aids in metabolism of tisuses, hair and nails.
  • generally low in fat and the fats that are present are very helpful (essential fatty acids or EFA’s)
  • EFA’s found in salmon help lower cholesterol, strengthen cardiac muscles, maintain flexibility of arteries and veins, reduce blood pressure which help reduce heart attacks
  • Omega-3 content increases the efficiency of brain functions (improving memory) and keeps the eyes healthy for better vision
  • naturally, we can get about 3 grams of omega-3s in 6 ounces of broiled salmon!
Red Peppers
  • rich in Vitamin C which is an antioxidant, and helps with the absorption of Iron
  • high in Vitamin A which is another antioxidant, helps with keeping good eye health, especially night vision
  • a great source of vitamin B6 and magnesium. Together this vitamin and mineral combo reduces anxiety
  • contains the phytonutrient Lycopene which makes its colour red, combined with Vitamin A & C, red peppers become a great antioxidant that fights free radical damage in our bodies.
Carrots
  • an excellent source of Vitamin A (which comes from beta-carotene that’s converted into Vitamin A in the liver)
  • its antioxidant properties help reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease, help with blood sugar regulation, delay effects of aging and improve immune function
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • has been found to be useful for managing brain health, may offer memory improvement
Crimini Mushroom
  • provides support for the immune system
  • rich in B vitamins, especially folate which plays an important role in DNA synthesis and repair
  • the only vegan, non-fortified dietary source of Vitamin D which inhibits cancer growth
  • contain choline which is an important nutrient that helps in maintaining cellular membrane structures, aids in transmission of nerve impulses, supports proper fat absorption and reduces chronic inflammation
  • contains mineral selenium which prevents inflammation and help detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body
  • supports heart health with its fiber, potassium and Vitamin C content
Spinach
  • a great non-heme source of iron
  • best sources of dietary magnesium which is necessary for energy metabolism, relaxing muscles, maintain blood pressure and keeping a healthy immune system
  • contains an antioxidant called alpha-lipoic acid which helps lower glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity
  • just like carrots, are also a great source of beta-carotene
  • high in potassium which negates the effects of sodium in the body and aids in lowering blood pressure
  • high in fiber which helps promote a healthy digestive tract
  • great source of vitamin A which is necessary for keeping skin and hair healthy
Purple Cabbage
  • has antioxidant properties which help reduce free radicals
  • has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
  • anti-inflammatory
  • stimulates immune system function
  • rich in Vitamin C which is important in collagen formation and keeps our bodies and cells connected
  • good source of Vitamin A which helps strengthen eyes
  • detoxifies stomach and colon
  • helps improve blood flow
  • helps prevent cancer with it’s cancer-fighting compound: sulforaphane
  • rich in fibre, iron and sulphur
Garlic
  • contains allicin, a sulfur containing compound that’s good for circulation
  • help scavenge oxygen free radicals in cells due to its high sulfur content
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-funga
Ginger
  • stimulates blood flow, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, lowers cholesterol
  • a digestive biter that stimulates sluggish digestion
  • in other words, it’s a digestive stimulant
  • bas antibiotic effect, used often in various intestinal disorders
  • lowers MSG molecules
Coconut Aminos
  • raw, organic, non-GMO, soy-free and gluten-free seasoning sauce.
  • has 65% less sodium than soy sauce
  • made from fermented coconut sap and natural white sea salt
  • enzymatically alive
Maple Syrup
  • a natural sweetener with over 54 antioxidants that can help prevent diseases caused by free radicals
  • has high levels of zinc and manganese which keeps the heart healthy and boosts the immune system
Brown Rice
  • unrefined which means it’s a whole grain and aids in reducing arterial plaque build-up
  • helps reduce heart disease and high cholesterol
  • high in mineral manganese which helps the body synthesize fats
  • high in fiber which aids in better digestion through better bowel functions
  • helps stabilize blood sugar levels
  • rich in antioxidants
Overall, we use organic vegetables and seasonings that enhances the flavours and nutrient content of the salmon. Happy Eating! 🙂