SALMON The Natural Super Food
Atlantic salmon is one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids found in nature. Omega-3 plays an important role in promoting great overall health, however since our bodies cannot produce these fatty acids naturally we must look to source these from what we eat.
There are three types of Omega-3 – those from plant sources (known as ALA) and those from marine sources (called EPA and DHA). Marine Omega-3s are the most powerful and provide wide-ranging health benefits for our body and brain, such as maintaining a healthy heart and mind.
Just 100 grams of salmon provides 159% of the recommended daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids# and 42% of your daily protein requirement*. The Heart Foundation recommends that all Australians should eat two to three serves of oily fish such as Tassal salmon per week as part of a healthy balanced diet.
‘Atlantic salmon is frequently referred to as a superfood – one of the richest natural sources of Omega-3 as well as protein, zinc, magnesium, Vitamin B and selenium. Tassal Salmon is always front and centre on the meal plans I develop for my clients.
A little trick when it comes to getting the most Omega-3 from your salmon – eat the skin! You’ll find much of the Omega-3 fatty acids here.’ – Susie Burrell
Susie Burrell; Leading Nutritionist, Dietitian & Tassal Brand Ambassador
Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading nutritionists and dietitian, known for her extensive background in nutrition and for her practical, easy to understand approach to diet, nutrition and wellbeing. Early in her career, she spent nearly a decade working at The Children’s Hospital and with elite sporting teams including the St George Illawarra Dragons and Paramatta Eels.
Susie is currently the resident dietitian on Channel’s 7’s SUNRISE and writes regularly for bodyandsoul.com.au, 9honey and Sydney Morning Herald.
Susie has been Tassal’s in-house dietitian for more than 2 years and loves to share her knowledge about the extensive health benefits associated with the regular eating of Tassal Salmon. Check out Susie’s articles on nutritional tips and healthy eating here.
Salmon Health Benefits
Atlantic Salmon contains nutrients that support your health and wellbeing in a variety of ways.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to support:
- Brain development and healthy brain activity
- Heart heart including reducing blood pressure and lowering heart rate
- Energy production
Tassal Salmon is a protein rich food that supports:
- Muscle mass growth and bone health
- Decreased appetite
- Calorie burning
Essential nutrients such as Vitamin D, Vitamin B1, B3, B12 and Vitamin E to:
- Maintain energy and vitality
- Support healthy skin
- Support a healthy immune system
- Promote memory function and concentration
Important minerals such as Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Selenium to:
- Maintain healthy hair, nails, teeth and bone structure
- Support the function of a healthy immune and nervous system
- Contributes to reduce tiredness and fatigue
There’s no better protein than Atlantic salmon to provide these essential nutrients needed for a healthy balanced diet. It’s time to Switch it for Salmon today!
* Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ. Your daily intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.