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6) Fatty Fish

1 fillet of salmon about 227 grams contains 468 calories, 28 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 50 grams of protein.

Fatty fish in general is a great protein choice for people on a paleo diet especially wild-caught fish as it is as natural as it can be and can even be higher in nutritional value than farmed fish.

Salmon in particular is a widely available source of fatty fish that is just tasty and easy to work with, it is rich in protein that helps you feel full for longer, build muscles, and heal faster after injuries, salmon being a fatty fish has a high content of omega 3 fatty acids that are essential for reducing inflammation in the body, protecting your brain from some neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, lowering your blood pressure, and improving your lipid profile, while promoting healthy endothelial lining of your arteries to lower your risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

Salmon is one of the richest sources on the planet of vitamin B complexes which all have different important functions in making your cells and repairing your DNA. salmon is also full of selenium that protects you from thyroid problems and potassium which is much needed for muscle contraction and lowering your blood pressure levels through the diuretic effect it has on your body making it get rid of any excess sodium and water.

Salmon also contains antioxidants like astaxanthin that do wonders for your skin, delaying the appearance of wrinkles, and increasing skin elasticity, making your skin young for longer and protecting it from any damage.

Add fatty fish not just salmon to your paleo diet at least twice a week as per the recommendations of the American heart association to get all those wonderful benefits.

You can roast them in the oven, pan sear them, you can grill them, or even poach them, they taste wonderful in all of these methods with some lemons and some green veggies on the side.