And for something that tastes so darn good- its a superfood of health benefits!
Did you know that a 115g serve (perfect for us gals) provides a day's requirement of vitamin D? That sized piece also contains over half of the necessary B12, niacin, and selenium, and is an excellent source of B6 and magnesium. Canned salmon can also be a great source of calcium due to the bones, but is obviously not as tasty.
Probably the most obvious health benefits of eating salmon is due to the high content of Omega-3 fats which we need to consume through either food or supplements because our bodies don't make it. Omega 6 is easier to find from food sources but you need the right balance between the two fatty acids. Omega 3's seem to primarily work through reducing inflammation in our bodies which is crucial as inflammation is the base of many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancers and arthritis. Omega-3’s also help prevent the blood clots which cause many strokes.
My favourite way to serve salmon is to grill it just lightly and serve over green vegies that have been lightly dressed with teriyaki sauce and ginger (I got this idea from the Japanese restaurant Sono, and its much nicer than marinating the meat in the sauce).