Professional FAQs: Is salmon fattening or good for health?

Expert opinion from Deidre Huysamen

Dietician – Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services · 7 years of experience · South Africa

Salmon does contain a decent amount of fat however, it is high in unsaturated fats such as omega 3 that play an essential role in heart health and inflammation control. This makes salmon good for your health. If consumed in excess to the point where salmon is causing you to overconsume calories, salmon will result in weight gain; however this is true for any food.

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Expert opinion from Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji

Master of Science in Medicine, specialization in Human Nutrition · 2 years of experience · South Africa

It is totally safe to eat salmon fish, and would not be fattening or dangerous to the health if eaten in small quantities daily. Salmon fish is a good source of essential amino acids which is needed in the body to build tissues and repair worn out ones, amongst other functions of protein. Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are heart-friendly and are good for the brain. However, it generally recommended not to excessively consume seafoods, especially those containing mercury such as salmon. Therefore, moderation is advised.

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Expert opinion from Faith Seke

PhD, Agronomy and Crop Science (ongoing), Master’s degree, Food Science and Technology · 1 years of experience · South Africa

Salmon is a great source of protein, which is necessary for bone health, avoiding muscle loss, and aiding in the healing and rebuilding of the body. Its high astaxanthin content may aid to retain skin suppleness, decrease aging symptoms, and protect skin from UV exposure.

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Disclaimer: This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors or nutritionists and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns. Medical advice varies across region. Advice from professionals outside your region should be used at your own discretion. Or you should contact a local health professional.

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