Salmon can help because it is a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids such as omega 3 oils – the building blocks of life.
There are two groups of omega 3 oils commonly referred to: one is sourced from plants, the other oily seafood.
The marine sourced omega 3 oils – long chain fatty acids (LC n-3) such as EPA, DPA and DHA are considered to be the most beneficial.*
Every cell in your body uses long chain fatty acids. Sixty percent of the brain is made from structural fat, primarily DHA – one of two omega 3 oils found in Huon’s Atlantic salmon.
CSIRO studies have shown that salmon contains between 10 and100 times as much omega 3 as beef, chicken, lamb and most other kinds of seafood.** A look at all of the other macronutrients, vitamins and minerals found in salmon compared to other foods confirms its place as a superfood.
* Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Nutrient Reference Values for Australia & New Zealand, p35, Commonwealth of Australia, 2006.
** Omega Oils in Australian Seafood, CSIRO Marine Research, 22/8/1998.