Healthy Food Profile- Salmon

Name- Salmon

Benefits- Great source of Protein, improved cardiovascular function, high in B vitamins, encourages physical health, it contains antioxidants, improved skin health and appearance and helps to reduce inflammation. (extent of benefits vary)

Negatives- Salmon can contain mercury and heavy metals, depending on where it is sourced from.

Vitamins and Minerals- High in Omega 3, B vitamins, vitamin D, Niacin, Selenium, Magnesium, Potassium, as well as other trace vitamins and minerals.

Calories- 100g Salmon, contains roughly 200 calories

Best way to Eat- Salmon fillet is often pan fried, oven roasted or grilled. It is very quick and easy source of protein as far as cooking is concerned. Salmon can be seasoned or marinated and goes well with a wide variety of flavours. Salmon also features frequently in sushi dishes and rolls, usually raw or torched.

Summary- Salmon is a great source of protein, has a number of health benefits and is a healthier option than many other sources of protein. It is easy to prepare and takes no time to cook. Salmon is a healthy protein option and should be considered as part of a balanced diet.