Wild Alaska Salmon Provides Your Vitamin D Fix
Seafood from Alaska is wild, natural and sustainable. Found in some of the cleanest waters of the world, wild Alaska seafood has no artificial colouring or preservatives. Fish from Alaska swim wild in the Pacific Ocean. This freedom to swim and the fish’s natural diet creates superior taste and texture. Wild Alaska seafood is firmer, fitter and a more vibrant fish.
Not only is Alaska seafood wildly caught and extremely tasty, but the fish also provides a complete array of essential amino acids – all of which are easily absorbed by the body, helping the repair and maintenance of muscles.
There are very few other foods that naturally contain the number of vitamins and minerals seen in seafood, including Vitamin B-12, zinc, iron, calcium, selenium and Vitamin D. Vitamin D supports the development of muscles, nerves and immune system functioning. Vitamin D also helps to regulate the levels of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are key to help keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
The positive impact that Vitamin D has on the body makes it a key supplement during the winter months. Most people will naturally receive the Vitamin D they need from March to September, as the body makes vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin. However, as we have seen recently, during winter, and periods when people remain indoors too long, people may need a boost vitamin D boost.
Wild salmon is one of the highest natural sources of Vitamin D. Just one 85g serving of wild Alaska keta salmon* or wild Alaska sockeye salmon* delivers more than a day’s worth of the recommended intake of Vitamin D**, so put down the supplements and pick up the cutlery for your delicious daily Vitamin D requirements.
For recipes and inspiration using Alaska sockeye salmon or Alaska keta salmon visit www.wildalaskaseafood.co.uk/recipe-book
*An 85g portion of wild Alaska salmon (sockeye and keta) provides 400 to 600 international units of viamin D.
**The UK Government recommends that the daily recommended intake of Vitamin D is 400 international units per day.