Eat Fish to Get Fit
Mankind has been eating seafood for tens of thousands of years. For the past millenia it has played an essential role in a healthy diet. When wild-caught and not farmed, salmon is one of the “most nutritious foods on the planet” (a). Our Alaskan salmon is a nutrient rich, lean protein and a key source of marine Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Perhaps the most noted benefit of eating our wild caught salmon is the marine Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). These oils promote our body’s brain and eye health; circulation; fat metabolism; immune function; fertility and fetal development; and skin health. These oils have anti-inflammatory properties which have been linked to heart health, cognitive function, mood health, and fetal development. Lack of Omega-3s, or imbalance of Omega-3:Omega-6 fatty acids, which are pervasive in today’s modern diets, has been linked to heart disease, obesity, and depression.
Research has shown increased consumption of wild salmon is linked to decreases in body fat stores, appetite, and cravings (b). The dense combination of minerals, and nutrients found in salmon make it an ideal food to incorporate in diets to promote a healthy weight and build lean muscle. Associated weight loss from eating wild salmon accredited to the high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12, and selenium found in wild caught salmon. Each of these vitamins have been shown to promote weight loss and decrease fat independently, and packed together our fish make an effective superfood for weight loss and many other benefits. Coincidentally, these same vitamins have been shown to elevate mood and combat depression in adults and children.
(a) Link, Rachel. (2018). Retrieved from: https://draxe.com/nutrition/8-salmon-nutrition-facts-proven-health-benefits/
(b) Amen. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/8-mood-foods-that-fight-depression/