New year, new you

The sun is shining, it’s a brand new year and you are feeling good about yourself after a great Christmas break. So now’s just the right time to dig deep in to your powers of perseverance and commit to a healthy 2012. 

The good news is you can forget the pills and potions because nature provides a healthy, nutritious and tasty treat you’ll love to include in your new year diet –salmon. 

Regal King salmon contains more healthy omega 3 fatty acids than any other salmon[1]. And you need very little of the oily fish to get your weekly dose of the essential and nutritionally important unsaturated fatty acid. 

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential because they cannot be synthesised by the human body and yet they are vital for normal metabolism. 

Salmon is a good source of not only omega-3, but many essential minerals which are required for optimal health including selenium, iodine and zinc. 

There are seven major health issues in which salmon products have been shown to be of potential benefit and they include facilitating weight loss. But salmon is also important for improving bone health and the functioning of the immune system as well as the body’s ability to fight infection. 

It is also known to help heart health, improve overall nutrition, promote brain development and intelligence and work towards better general health and the prevention of major diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

So, how much salmon should we be eating? The Omega-3 Centre[2] includes some guidelines. 

A Regal salmon steak about the size and thickness of a deck of cards (100gms) contains about 2,000mgs long chain omega-3s. To prevent a deficiency of omega-3s, health authorities recommend about 650mgs of omega-3s a week for women and 1,100mgs for men. 

At 100gms of fresh Regal salmon, your healthy meal fix is going to cost you around a very affordable $3 for the fish. If you have two or more oily fish meals every week you’re on track. 

You can get your Regal salmon fix in a variety of ways – fresh whole salmon and fillets or packaged Regal Salmon products cold smoked or wood roasted. 

But what about fish capsules? Well, a single 100gm piece of salmon is the equivalent of 14 standard fish oil capsules[3] – and a whole lot tastier. 

Besides all that…a healthy body leads not only to a healthy mind but also it’s a natural way of ensuring any beauty routine has a firm foundation on which to build. 

Find out more about healthy King salmon at www.kingsalmon.co.nz and look for recipes and cooking hints at www.regalsalmon.co.nz.  

 
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  • Wice says
    I always think salmon looks so beautiful and very tempting, but unfortunately, I find it is very rich and it's one of the few foods that I don't really enjoy much. If you are like me, where do you go for other sources of Omega 3 oil?

    There is a very extensive article about this at
    http://www.omega-3-for-your-health.com/omega-3-sources.html
    but basically, the main sources are::
    Omega 3 Flax
    Omega 3 Fish
    Krill Oil
    Omega 3 Walnuts
    Omega 3 Eggs
  • Not a lover of salmon either - also too rich for me. In saying that I have tried freshly caught fresh water salmon(Anatoki - Takaka) and really liked it. It was smoked and flavoured with your choice of herb.
    Regal King Salmon is farmed in the Marlborough Sounds in saltwater and harvested when reaching maturity and as salmon are very sensitive to their feed and environment and their flesh quality changes as they mature, this is maybe what makes their flesh so rich. They are also a breed of Salmon called Chinook, which does have more Omega3 than other salmon, but try other breeds of salmon, which also have plenty of Omega3 to see if you like it. Mt Cook Alpine Salmon is freshwater.
  • Starlite5 says
    I love salmon and try and eat it at least 2 or 3 times a week! I especially love the Regal smoked salmon but it can be a bit pricey...I can understand how people might not like it though, it can be quite rich...I prefer mine seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled with a squeeze of lime or lemon to serve...yum!
  • spencer242 says
    The sun is outstanding, it’s a product new year and you are sensing good about by hand after a great Christmas break. So this is the right time to explore in to your powers of persistence and obligate to a healthy 2012. I like essaymama The good news is you can overlook the medicines and liquids because wildlife offers a healthy, nourishing and tasty.

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