Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Pomegranate Spinach Salad

  • Lara AL DandachiAuthor: Lara AL Dandachi Publish date: Monday، 12 July 2021
Pomegranate Spinach Salad
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Would you like to add some sweetness to your Salads?

Try my salmon pomegranate spinach salad recipe that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Here are the ingredients:

• 2 cups of fresh spinach.

• 2 tomatoes on the vine.

 • 3 small Persian cucumbers.

• 3 radishes

• 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds.

• ½ a piece of avocado

 • 2-3 freshly squeezed lemons

• A sprinkle of fresh thyme.

• 1/2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil.

Bake the Salmon at 400F for a maximum of 12-15 minutes, so it stays moist. Add the freshly sliced garlic with some thyme, and a small squeeze of Lemon.

Mix all the ingredients and add olive oil and lemon with some salt.

Total Macronutrients will be 670 Calories. It is super high in Calories and is suitable for training days.

Net Carbs 35 g.

Fibers 13 g.

Protein 48 g.

Around 4 g of omega-3 Fatty Acids (mainly DHA and EPA from Salmon).

Omega-3 Fatty acids come in three forms:

  • Animal sources (cold-water fish) provide DHA and EPA. 
  • Plant sources, like ALA, get converted in our body as EPA than DHA.

AHA recommends 1-2 servings of seafood a week. As per the NIH office of dietary supplements, the AI (Adequate Intake) of Omega-3 to ensure nutritional adequacy is 1.6 g for adult men and 1.1 g per day for adult women.

Studies have shown strong evidence between DHA and improved brain health, EPA, and Cardiovascular health. Heart diseases remain the number one killer in the U.S.

Studies show that 47% of Americans have 1 out of 3 key risk factors for CVD (high Blood Pressure, smoking, and high cholesterol).

Other main health conditions that lead to heart diseases are HTN, Diabetes, Obesity, and Hyperlipidemia per CDC. Lower your LDL and increase your HDL. I tell my patients to refer to L as lousy and H as Happy to differentiate between bad cholesterol (LDL) and good cholesterol (HDL).

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    Lara AL Dandachi

    Author Lara AL Dandachi

    Lara Al-Dandachi is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Diabetes Educator who provides care to patients in UCLA Health’s Gonda Diabetes Center in Westwood and Santa Monica, and coordinates the UCLA Gonda Diabetes Prevention Program, which was awarded full CDC recognition. She has 16 years of experience providing medical nutrition therapy as a RDN, and holds two board certifications in diabetes education: CDE and an advanced diabetes management certification, BC-ADM. She is fluent in Arabic and French.

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