The #1 Costco Anti-Inflammatory Protein

Costco has an unlimited supply of great food. I often test new goods (is a Costco trip complete without a sample?), but this no-sugar-added dessert and these fruit bars are stalwarts in my shopping basket. Fresh salmon is my Costco protein of choice for three reasons.

Salmon provides excellent health advantages. USDA says a 3-ounce serving of cooked wild salmon provides:

155 calories Protein: 22 g Total Fat: 7 g Total Carbs: 0g

Fiber: 0 g Sodium: 48 mg Potassium: 534 mg Omega-3s: 1.89g

According to the USDA, a 3-ounce serving of cooked farmed salmon provides: 175 calories Protein: 19 g

Total Fat: 11 g Total Carbs: 0g Fiber: 0 g Sodium: 52 mg

Potassium: 326 mg Omega-3s: 1.97g Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are tasty and may improve heart health, cognition, and inflammation. 

Salmon is one of the finest anti-inflammatory foods. I may satisfy the National Institutes of Health's daily omega-3 consumption of 1.1 grams for women and 1.6 grams for men by eating a 3-ounce plate of salmon with a grain bowl or sheet-pan supper.

This vital fatty acid can only be found in diet or supplements, therefore I always add fish to my basket for maximum advantages.

Another reason I adore Costco salmon is its pricing. I recently bought a $25.28 fresh-farmed fish fillet. I got eight servings from the fillet, at $3.16 each. 

Trader Joe's sold a smaller farmed fillet for $10.19, or $5.09 a serving, that provided two servings. Since I eat salmon at least once a week, Costco is worth the trip to save approximately $2 each serving.

Convenience is my final argument for buying salmon from Costco, after health and money. Because I live alone, I only go to Costco every few months. 

The price of salmon at a local grocery shop is hard to beat. That's why I prefer buying a huge fillet, dividing it, and freezing it. I skip many visits to the supermarket and always have a nutritious protein for a fast supper by stocking my freezer with salmon.

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