Ode To Salmon

The following is a quick list of reasons why we love Salmon.

This beautiful, fatty fish is high in…

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin B3
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Phosphorous
  • Vitamin B6

Salmon contains lots of good fat for your brain…

“The brain is 60 percent fat and most of that is the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which is critical it is for brain function and a healthy nervous system. Eating salmon regularly has been associated with reducing the risk and incidence of depression, hostility in young adults and cognitive decline in the elderly.” - Julie Daniluk, RHN

Salmon contains lots of good fat for your cardiovascular system…

As noted, salmon contains high levels of the omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA. These fats are responsible for many cardiovascular benefits such as reducing inflammation. When eaten two to three times per week, salmon can protect you from problems such as heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.” - Julie Daniluk, RHN

Salmon contains lots of Vitamin D…

“Sufficient vitamin D is crucial to maintaining optimal health. A deficiency of this essential vitamin has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and type-1 diabetes. One can of salmon, for example, contains a day’s worth of vitamin D.” - Julie Daniluk, RHN

Salmon and antioxidants…

“The proteins, B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in salmon complement the antioxidants and vitamin C in greens such as spinach and kale… And, salmon can help prevent cell damage. Along with its many vitamins and high protein content, salmon is an excellent source of selenium, a mineral is that works as an antioxidant in the body. It is associated with decreased risk of joint inflammation, keeps the immune system and thyroid working well, and can help to keep tissues healthy by preventing cell damage.” - Julie Daniluk, RHN

At Mana we believe that the saying “you are what you eat” holds a lot of truth and foods that are jammed packed with health benefits, such as salmon, are definitely our jam! Eat well, be well, and have a great week!

**Sources for article:

  1. Dr Axe “8 Proven Salmon Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts” 
  2. Chatelaine “7 Health benefits of salmon to improve your vitality” By Julie Daniluk, RHN 


Although we're confident in what we know and report, and we care very much about our customers and blog audience, we're not doctors and it's the responsibility of the consumer/reader to make decisions based on the specifics of their bodies and medical conditions. Mana Foods assumes no responsibility when it comes to nutritional recommendations.