Fish is a valuable source of protein, vitamins A and D, iodine, calcium, and most of all, omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies need all of these for its correct development and function. It is for this reason that fish are counted among the healthiest of produce and ought not to be absent in our diet and meal plans.
Proteins play their part in a number of important processes in our bodies. They help in the rebuilding of cells and are essential to the immune system, the creation of hormones, etc. They should form around 55% of our daily intake of food. Saltwater fish - in particular cod, saithe, tuna, and salmon - are optimal sources of protein and essential amino acids. Our digestive system, moreover, makes short work of breaking down these proteins into usable form, taking around 2 to 3 hours. It doesn't lie in our stomach for 8 hours like, for example, beef.
Essential amino acids, and in particular omega-3 fatty acids, are very important components of our diet which have an influence upon almost all aspects of the functioning of our organism. Unfortunately, the body cannot produce these on its own, and so it depends upon these nutrients being present in the food we eat. Saltwater fish, in particular oily fish such as salmon and tuna, are the ideal source. As an example, the Arctic salmon we have as part of our selection, has as a rule, several times higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than is common in other types of salmon. The regular consumption of saltwater fish, then, does a great deal for one's health. And so what, specifically, do omega-3 fatty acids do for us?
The health of our bones, teeth, and muscles, the functioning of our heart and brain, and the strength of our immunity; all of these things are directly affected by the level of vitamin D. This vitamin only rarely occurs in food, however, which is one of the reasons most people are deficient in it. The one fully-fledged and readily absorbable source is, once again, saltwater fish, in particular cod and salmon. Alongside vitamin D these fish also contain vitamin A - together an ideal combination for the body - and, in smaller quantities, water soluble vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, and B12.
As with all other ingredients, the quality of fish on the market is various. It depends on where the fish comes from, how it was caught or farmed, what it is fed or feeds on. All of these things have an impact upon the amount of beneficial substances and, in the reverse case, those that are damaging. The fish that you can see in our fish boxes are fish that we habitually prepare ourselves, that we give our children, family, and friends, and we are glad to be able to offer them also to you. We have full control over their origin, processing, and transport. We know that they are fished in pristine waters and caught in the most sustainable manner.