There are many health benefits to incorporating wild salmon into your diet. Wild salmon dine on other fish (unlike farm-raised salmon, which can be fed fillers or injected with antibiotics for mass production), which means they are high in essential omega-3 fatty acids (or good fats), protein, and low in saturated fats (bad fats).
Here are eight reasons to say “yes” to wild salmon on your plate…
1. Supports Healthy Vision
Research from the University of Maryland Medical Center found that diets rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids (prominent in salmon) can lower the risk onset of age-related macular degeneration (or AMD)—the leading cause of vision loss in individuals past age 50. Omega-3s were also credited for decreasing irritated or dry eyes and other vision-related issues.