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5 Things You Need to Know About Salmon and Cholesterol

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5 Things You Need to Know About Salmon and Cholesterol
Poached salmon topped with fresh lemon and asparagus. Photo Credit Wiktory/iStock/Getty Images

Salmon is a wonderful source of vitamins and nutrients, and an essential part of a healthy diet. It is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce inflammation and improve skin tone and texture, while also being high in protein that helps fuel muscles and give the body energy.

Salmon is a flaky, pink fish that is recommended 2 to 3 times per week for maximum nutrient benefit. According to dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, eating an "inordinate amount of wild salmon is suggested for obtaining essential fatty acids." Dr. Perricone recommends wild salmon specifically because "it is by far the richest food source of astaxanthin...a very potent carotenoid-class antioxidant with strong anti-inflammatory properties."

Salmon is a wonderful source of vitamins and nutrients, and an essential part of a healthy diet. It is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce inflammation and improve skin tone and texture, while also being high in protein that helps fuel muscles and give the body energy.

Salmon is a flaky, pink fish that is recommended 2 to 3 times per week for maximum nutrient benefit. According to dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, eating an "inordinate amount of wild salmon is suggested for obtaining essential fatty acids." Dr. Perricone recommends wild salmon specifically because "it is by far the richest food source of astaxanthin...a very potent carotenoid-class antioxidant with strong anti-inflammatory properties."

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