Salmon is an easily digestible source of protein and contains many essential nutrients. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin D, selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin A, iodine and antioxidants. There is broad consensus that it is good to eat one to two meals/servings of oily fish such as salmon, trout, herring and mackerel per week.
It has been well documented that fish can provide protection against cardiovascular disease. Fish also have a positive effect on the development of the central nervous system in fetuses and infants.
Dietary advice from the Norwegian Directorate of Health (in Norwegian only)