What's with Omega-3's?
Many of you may know that Ashley is actually a registered dietitian nutritionist, and knows the incredible value of Omega-3 fatty acids in maintaining general health and in the prevention and improvement of chronic disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are derived from phytoplankton, a source of food for many fish.
The amount of total fat and omega-3 fatty acids varies depending on diet, location, age, reproductive cycle, and health status of each species. But in most cases the amount is related to the total fat content of the species. Darker fleshed fish such as salmon, have a higher total fat content than leaner fish species with lighter colored flesh.
Since a significant portion of this fat is omega-3 fatty acids, the darker, oily fish (like our Sablefish, Salmon and Albacore Tuna) have the highest level of omega-3s.
The American Heart Association Recommends eating 1000 mg per day of Omega-3's, and consuming 8oz of fatty, oily fish twice per week.
Through food alone, you could meet the requirements of 1000 mg daily by eating our portions below:
Premier Catch 8oz Portion Wild Alaskan King Salmon 2x/week
Premier Catch 6oz Portion Wild Sablefish (Black Cod) 2-3x/week
Premier Catch 6oz Portion Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon 5x/week
1 can Premier Catch Wild Sushi Loin Grade Canned Albacore Tuna 4x/week
Of course, you can supplement using Fish Oil pills or liquid, but it's always good to get as much as you can through whole foods first. Dietitian's orders!
Our 5 lb bag of Wild Alaskan King Salmon (one portion eaten twice a week) would meet the daily omega-3 requirements for 1 adult for 5 weeks!
We are proud to provide your family with wild, sustainable, healthy and local seafood.
Ashley Besecker is the co-founder of Premier Catch and Director of Health and Nutrition. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified dietitian, and nutritional genetics specialist. Ashley's blog covers the nutritional benefits of eating sustainable, wild seafood and more details on Premier Catch's sustainability commitment.