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
Nutritionist, Dietitian & Tassal Brand Ambassador
Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading nutritionists and dietitian, known for her extensive background in both nutrition and psychology and for her practical, easy to understand approach to diet, nutrition and well-being.
Susie is currently the resident dietitian on Channel’s 7’s SUNRISE and writes regularly for bodyandsoul.com.au, 9honey and Sydney Morning Herald. In addition, Susie holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching Psychology and has a strong interest in the psychology of well-being.
Susie has been the in-house dietitian at Tassal for over 2 years and loves to share her knowledge about the extensive health benefits associated with the regular consumption of Tassal Tasmanian Salmon for all members of the family! Check out Susie’s articles on nutritional tips and healthy eating here.
SALMON HEALTH BENEFITS
* 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.