Salmon is one of the most nutritious types of fish you can eat. Not only is it loaded with different nutrients, it can also help reduce risk factors for several diseases. It’s also delicious and versatile.
A 4oz portion of salmon comes in right around 25g of protein with only 235 calories!
🐟 B Vitamins
There are lots of different B vitamins, including B12, niacin, B6, riboflavin, thiamin, and folic acid to name a few. Salmon contains over 100% of your daily value of B12 and mostly double-digit values of the other B vitamins. These can help with your body’s energy production, managing inflammation, and boosting brain and heart health.
Bananas are usually what we think of for potassium, but salmon provides an equal amount at around 9% of your daily value per serving. Potassium can help regulate blood pressure and balance water retention.
Salmon is a great source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and boost cardiovascular health.
🐟 Reduce Heart Disease Risk
It’s been found that when omega-6 levels are too high, the risk for heart disease goes up, so regular consumption of salmon and its omega-3s can help balance this out.
While you only need trace amounts of it, selenium is important for your bone health and thyroid regulation and a serving of salmon can provide around 80% of your daily selenium needs.