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Calories In Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon is considered one of the best protein sources and diet foods available, primarily because of its low number of calories and high protein content. In one eight-ounce portion size of grilled salmon there are approximately 230 calories. In this same sized portion of grilled salmon there are 11 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of carbohydrates and 33 grams of protein.  That is a lot of protein considering the size of the fish.

Wild caught salmon is among the lowest in calorie content.  To keep the calories at their lowest, you must prepare the salmon with light seasoning and grill it plain.  In an eight-ounce size of salmon prepared in this manner there are about 170 calories.

Some people opt for sauce or marinade for their salmon.  In an eight-ounce serving size of grilled salmon smothered in teriyaki sauce there are about 233 calories.  If you are trying to keep the calories in grilled salmon low and not consume a lot, it is important to restrict the sauce or amount of sauce added to the fish.

Grilled salmon is a lean protein meat that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.  The nutritional value is great for providing the body with healthy fat that works to keep cholesterol levels low and heart disease at bay. If you are trying to keep calories at an all time low, try reducing the amount of grilled salmon you consume.

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