Salmon & Omega-3S

As well as being a superb and nourishing food and rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, Southern Ocean Salmon is a natural source of healthy omega-3s, of which the known health benefits are many and affect the body, and mind.

Body Food

  • Long chain omega-3s have important heart health benefits by improving blood flow to the heart and lowering harmful blood fats
  • Long chain omega-3s may be beneficial for the joints as they have powerful anti-inflammatory properties

Dietary guidelines recommend we consume 1 to 2 oily fish meals per week to meet our needs for long chain omega-3s. Southern Ocean Salmon is one of the richest marine sources.

Baby Food

  • DHA (one of the long chain omega-3s) is vital for the development of the growing baby's brain, eyes and nervous system

To achieve adequate DHA intake, pregnant* and breastfeeding women should aim to consume at least 200mg DHA per day – this is equivalent to 1 to 2 oily fish meals (such as Southern Ocean Salmon or sardines) per week.

For further advice on seafood and pregnancy* visit the FSANZ website.

*Pregnant women should avoid eating pre-cooked seafood products (unless eaten hot) and uncooked seafoods.

Mind Food

  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are essential components of brain cell membranes, and their role in cell structure is thought to improve the powers of memory and boost learning power.

Long chain omega-3s play an important role in the normal development and function of the brain. Increasing evidence indicates that a deficiency in omega-3s in early childhood may contribute to behaviour and learning difficulties in children.

Further Information

For further information on the health benefits of omega-3s visit:

www.omega-3centre.com

Sources

Body Food

  • Nhfa Position Statement. Dietary Fats And Dietary Cholesterol For Cardiovascular Health 2009. Visit Nfha Website.

Omega-3 Centre Consensus Report, Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Baby Boomers, October 2008

Infant Food

  • Koletzko, B Et Al The Roles Of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids In Pregnancy, Lactation And Infancy: Review Of Current Knowledge And Consensus
  • Recommendations J.Perinat.Med.36(2008) 5-14
  • Omega-3 Centre Consensus Report, Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Maternal And Infant Health And Development, November 2009

Mind Food

  • Koletzko, B Et Al The Roles Of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids In Pregnancy, Lactation And Infancy: Review Of Current Knowledge And Consensus
  • Recommendations J.Perinat.Med.36(2008) 5-14
  • Omega-3 Centre Consensus Report, Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Essential Nutrients For Our Children, August 2007
  • Omega-3 Centre Consensus Report, Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Maternal And Infant Health And Development, November 2009
  
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