Senior Care in Brookfield, IL: July is California Wild King Salmon Month

July is the month to recognize California wild king salmon. There’s no better excuse to get your loved one eating more of this heart-healthy fish! Get your senior care service provider in on the celebration as well. There are lots of healthy and delicious reasons to eat more salmon.

About California Wild King Salmon

  • They are caught locally off the coast of California
  • They are wild, not farm-raised salmon
  • Commercial salmon fishing season begins in early May
  • Salmon caught are cleaned and iced immediately to maintain highest possible quality and freshness
  • Winter runs of king salmon are protected
  • There are many rules and guidelines the salmon industry must follow

Senior Care in Brookfield, ILThe nutritional reasons for including salmon in the diet

  • Contains the healthy and essential omega-3 fatty acids
  • Beneficial protein and amino acid content
  • Good for joints and cartilage
  • Promotes effectiveness of insulin
  • Controls inflammation in the digestive tract
  • Helps to stabilize and regulate collagen as well as minerals in the bones and tissues
  • Health benefits related to decreasing inflammation in the joints
  • There are still many salmon sources that have high quality salmon with low risks in terms of pollutants and contaminants
  • Reduces your chances of developing some illnesses or diseases
  • Benefits muscle and tissues
  • Good source of vitamin A, and vitamins B and D.
  • Good source of calcium, selenium, phosphorus and iron
  • Helps to lower bad cholesterol
  • Helps to raise good cholesterol
  • Helps to lower blood pressure
  • Helps to prevent hardening of the arteries
  • Helps your brain function better
  • Helps prevent memory loss
  • Helps prevent macular degeneration

There are almost too many benefits to mention in just one list! These are only a few. Now on to a tasty recipe.

Delicious Salmon Loaf

1 – 16 ounce can of salmon, drained and flaked

1 cup fresh bread crumbs

1 cup grated carrots

1 ½ teaspoons prepared yellow mustard

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup scalded milk

2 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

¾ teaspoon salt

1 pinch ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 8”x4” glass or metal loaf pan. Using a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Mix by hand until well blended and press into the loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes in the oven and then cool 5 minutes before serving.

This recipe makes 1 loaf. Good served hot or sliced when cool to make sandwich fillings. Take 1 slice of salmon loaf and put into sandwich along with a slice of onion, tomato and some torn lettuce.

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About Joan Cisneros LPN

Joan Cisneros is COO and Agency Manager at Private Home Care Services of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joan has over 25 years of professional healthcare experience, including Private Duty Home Care, nursing, insurance, case management, training, and operations. Her area of expertise is Alzheimer¹s care, which she knows from both a professional and personal perspective. Her solid capabilities are enhanced by her compassionate approach and her personal mission to help people maintain their independence by providing the best possible home care.