When it comes to eating your omega-3 fatty acids salmon often seems your best choice. It is high in omega-3s and easy to come by as well as easy to cook. A new study reveals that wild salmon is more heart healthy than its farmed cousin. Not only is farmed salmon higher in environmental contaminants, but is lower in beneficial fatty acids like omega-3s. In the Norwegian study, participants who ate a diet high in wild salmon, which contains pure fish oil, had better health profiles in terms of biomarkers for heart health as well as blood vessel health when compared to study participants who ate farmed salmon. Farm salmon is high in vegetable oil, which is increasingly found to be used in fish feed.
If you are eating salmon for the fatty acids, go wild.