We all know the benefits of sunlight and, more specifically, the benefits of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Low vitamin D levels have recently been linked to a greater chance of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, several cancers, and the common cold.
None of which you or I want anything to do with.
With the shortest day of the year is approaching, Winter Solstice (December 21, 2009), sunlight’s not exactly pouring down on us. That certainly doesn’t mean we have to go without vitamin D. Au contraire! This vital vitamin is available in a much tastier place: Wild Alaska Salmon. Wild Alaska Salmon, a delicious and healthy source of vitamin D is one of America’s top favorite seafoods, and for good reason. It’s incredibly healthy, versatile, and very delicious. Salmon is one of the highest natural food sources of vitamin D with 360 IU* (International Units) per 3.5 oz. Salmon often tops the list of “super foods,” and nutritionists tout its heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, recognized to thwart heart disease, inflammation, and certain types of cancer.
What’s more, I recently read an article on aging well on RealAge.com. When it comes to preventing wrinkles and retaining a youthful face, the doctors recommend salmon several times a week. The experts say that you’ll be able to see a difference in your skin’s appearance in a matter of weeks.
Salmon from Alaska: Why A Salmon’s Birthplace is Important!
When it comes to salmon not all are created equal. Alaska is home to the most abundant and healthy supply of wild Pacific salmon in North America. Never
farmed, wild Alaska salmon offers unmatched flavor and texture. And as the only U.S. State whose Constitution mandates that all fisheries must be managed for sustainability, Alaska will have an abundance of wild salmon for years to come.
Wild Alaska salmon comes in a variety of forms for consumers including whole, fillets, steaks, canned, pouched and frozen. For a couple of incredible salmon recipes (guaranteed to rock your culinary world), check out the most recent post on my recipe blog.
Source: The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (www.alaskaseafood.org)