Benefits of Eating Our Salmon
There is a substantial library of evidence that the fatty acids found in oily fish such as salmon have significant health benefits continues to grow and to expand in the number of benefits identified.
Benefits range from the well-known advantages for cardiovascular health to relief from arthritis and inflammatory diseases and a central role in mental health and brain development, on to emerging bodies of evidence that they are important in preventing or moderating cancers.
Central to the health benefits being observed are the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, also referred to as n-3 fatty acids. The two key fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Our Organic salmon is a rich source of these essential fatty acids.
EPA has been linked with mental health and brain function. DHA has been linked with cardio-vascular health, for example by helping to reduce the levels of triglycerides in the blood. Triglyceride is a type of fat that can build up in arteries, causing them to block.
More recently, these fatty acids have been linked with further benefits such as reducing the risk of gallstones. In addition, as the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports, “Fish is a food of excellent nutritional value, providing high quality protein and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and D, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium and iodine in marine fish.
Experts agree that, even in small quantities, fish can have a significant positive impact in improving the quality of dietary protein by complementing the essential amino acids that are often present in low quantities in vegetable-based diets.
But recent research shows that fish is much more than just an alternative source of animal protein. Fish oils in fatty fish are the richest source of a type of fat that is vital to normal brain development in unborn babies and infants. Without adequate amounts of these fatty acids, normal brain development does not take place.” Click on this link for further information.
Our salmon is also a very good source of easy digestible proteins (amino acids), B vitamins and minerals such as Zinc, Calcium and Iron.