When you choose Prince William Sound Sockeye, Keta, or Pink salmon, you reap nutritional benefits in a multitude of ways.
For starters, a 3.5oz fillet of wild Alaska salmon contains MORE vitamin D than a glass of milk: http://www.alaskaseafood.org/foodservice/news/march08_news/health.html
Then there are omega- 3s. Derived from the layer of omega-3 fatty acids found between the skin and the underside of the fillet, omega-3s give our salmon their renowned succulence and provide essential EPA and DHA nutrients that benefit a whole host of vital internal functions.
Omega-3s from seafood are likely to benefit health in the following ways:
- Omega-3s lower the chance of sudden cardiac death and the risk of a first heart attack
- They stabilize abnormal heart rhythms
- They reduce the chance of having a second heart attack
- Omega-3s may stabilize plaques (deposits that can clog arteries) in blood vessels, which can fatally rupture.
- They can also encourage the regression of plaques in arteries
- Additionally, omega-3s control over-reactive immune responses in such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and asthma
- They may reduce the chance of developing several degenerative conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease
- They may reduce the development and severity of several mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and hostile and aggressive behavior
- And lastly, omega-3s are critical in the diets of pregnant women for the optimum development of the brain and eye during fetal life, infancy and childhood
More than just omega-3s, salmon are an incredible source of high quality protein with low amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat.