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Nutrition

When you choose Copper River King, Sockeye, and Coho, 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

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  • They stabilize abnormal heart rhythms

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  • They reduce the chance of having a second heart attack

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  • Omega-3s may stabilize plaques (deposits that can clog arteries) in blood vessels, which can fatally rupture.

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  • They can also encourage the regression of plaques in arteries

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  • 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

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  • They may reduce the development and severity of several mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and hostile and aggressive behavior

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  • 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.