Eating salmon is an excellent way to boost your overall health. Here are 4 reasons how from our Registered Dietitian, Maria Caranfa.
1. Protein, protein, protein!
Salmon is packed with protein, on average about 6 grams per ounce. Adults in the U.S. are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of their day’s calories from protein foods. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals.
2. It’s naturally full of good fat – aka Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that actually may help lower cholesterol levels and support heart, brain and skin health. Omega-3 fatty acids can also be found in plant sources, such as walnuts, flaxseed, canola and soybean oils as well as other fishes like fresh or canned tuna.
3. It’s great for your skin.
Most current dietary recommendations say to include fish like salmon in your meals twice a week. It even has proven health benefits such as younger and healthier looking and feeling skin.
4. It won’t break your calorie counter.
At Carrabba’s, pair our deliciously flavored salmon entrée with freshly steamed spinach, and you’ve got an Under 600 Calories meal.