What are the nutrients that make Alaskan Seafood so good for you?


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Everyone knows that they should eat more seafood.  Most people have the knowledge that wild seafood is really good for you, but what does that actually mean?  Yeah it’s full of nutritional benefits, but what are they?  Ok here we go.  

As seen at www.alaskanseafood.org


Wild Alaska seafood species are loaded with nutrients that have multiple health-promoting benefits that reduce disease risk. It is also delicious and versatile, giving
it a diverse menu in terms of both nutrition and flavor!


  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Loaded with EPA and DHA, these fats reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, lower inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Vitamin D – one of the most significant food sources of vitamin D available. This nutrient is critical for brain health, bone health, and reduced risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
  • B Vitamins – niacin, B6 and B12 – essential for functions including energy production at the cellular level, creating and repairing DNA, and reducing inflammation.
  • Selenium – protects bone health, decreases thyroid antibodies in people with autoimmune thyroid disease and may reduce the risk of cancer. It also protects against mercury toxicity.
  • Potassium – helps to control blood pressure and risk your risk of stroke.
  • Iron, Copper, and Zinc – necessary for a range of bodily function including wound healing, oxygen transportation, immune function, and cellular growth.
  • Protein – rich in high-quality protein which plays a role in healing, protecting bone health and maintaining muscle mass.


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