Farmed salmon for dinner?

The Norwegian health authorities recommend that we include more fish in our diets. The Norwegian Directorate of Health recommends eating fish for dinner two to three times per week.

Filet of salmon in pieces
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. Photo: Norwegian Seafood Council

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.

 

Useful links

Dietary advice from the Norwegian Directorate of Health (in Norwegian only)

NIFES: Seafood intake in Norway