Salmon contains slightly less protein per serving than chicken, turkey, or beef, but it makes up for this slight lack of protein by packing in the health-optimizing long-chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. Buying wild or farmed salmon doesn’t change the protein content but it does influence the fat content: Farm-raised salmon contains more pro-inflammatory omega-6s and fewer anti-inflammatory omega-3s than wild salmon. The protein and fat combination found in salmon makes it ideal for pairing with fibrous vegetables such as broccoli or asparagus for a simple, high-protein, carb-controlled meal.
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