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T H E D A Y:
SOURCED FISH TWICE A
WEEK CAN BOOST YOUR
VITAMIN INTAKE - SO IS
IT TIME TO STOCK UP?
ome to more than three
million lakes, 34,000 miles
of coastline and 3,000 rivers,
Alaska has abundant supplies
of a wide variety of ﬁsh and some of the
best-managed ﬁsheries in the world.
The state's wild ﬁsh ﬂourish in the
clean, cold waters of the North Paciﬁc
and it is this pristine environment that
gives their unique taste and colour.
From everyday varieties, such as
pollock and pink salmon, to the vibrant
sockeye salmon and black cod, Alaska
seafood is delicious, versatile and
Wild Alaska seafood is packed full
of protein and contains unrivalled
quantities of the essential omega-3
fatty acids needed for growth and
development. It is also low in saturated
fat, high in vitamins A, C, D and E,
and a really great source of calcium,
selenium and zinc.
Canned salmon is particularly
beneﬁcial for children because of its
high levels of calcium, phosphorus,
magnesium and vitamin D, all of which
are needed for strong bones and teeth.
Found primarily in ﬁsh and shellﬁsh,
the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA
are crucial nutrients for the body. From
strengthening gums and lowering blood
pressure to sharpening the brain and
FOR BUSY PARENTS,
HEALTHY MEALS CAN
BE EASILY PREPARED
IN JUST A FEW MINUTES
decreasing inﬂammation, these good
fats are vital for sustained health.
Naturally high in the antioxidant
vitamin E, Alaska seafood also
strengthens the immune system and
reduces the risk of heart disease by
preventing the build-up of plaque
in coronary arteries. Researchers at
Qingdao University Medical College,
China, has also found that vitamin E
might offer protection against the
formation of age-related cataracts.
Free from artiﬁcial colouring, pesticides,
preservatives, antibiotics and genetically