Being rich in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids (which keep your cholesterol and blood pressure levels down, help eye, brain and nerve function), salmon has quite a few note worthy credentials including:
- It’s a healthier alternative to red meat
- Protein rich
- Salmon is rich in a range of vitamins include in D, E, A and B6, Zinc and iron
- Protects skin against sun-burn due to anti-inflammatory properties
- Offers protection against some cancers
- Helps keep cholesterol and blood pressure levels down
- Helps prevent heart disease
- Contributes to good eye health
- Reduces tendencies for depression
- Improves the immune system
- Great for bone health
- Men who eat healthy diets rich in fish – have been shown to produce stronger sperm
Salmon (like fish in general) is quick and easy to cook
All of this is great news if you can get your hands on ‘Wild Salmon’ as opposed to farmed salmon that has been subject to all sorts of harmful chemicals, genetically modifying conditions and deprived of natural nutrients in their diet. e.g. you get four times the amount of vitamin D in wild salmon compared to farmed (from what I’ve read).
The obvious downside with salmon meat is cost, it’s hardly a thrifty dish now is it!