Wild Caught Salmon Health Benefits


At the Gypsy Fish Company, we are your source for wild caught salmon that makes meals healthy and delicious every time. Look no further than our team for the wild caught salmon you want for that unforgettable taste and texture you and your loved ones crave.


The Healthiest Type of Salmon

Comparing various types of salmon and their nutritional makeup, it is clear that the type of salmon with the most nutrition is wild caught sockeye salmon. This type of salmon flourishes in the Northern Pacific Ocean and the rivers pouring into it. It weighs anywhere from five to 15 pound and has a length of two to three feet. This fish is also referred to as red salmon due to its orange-colored flesh, resulting from the orange carotenoid (astaxanthin).


As a superfood, wild sockeye salmon is a prime source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other important vitamins and minerals. It provides an exceptionally balanced meal nutrition-wise all by itself.


Health Benefits of Wild Caught Salmon

One of the most important benefits provided by wild caught salmon is how it supports and enhances heart health. The omega-3 in wild caught salmon plays an important role in this benefit, providing an array of protections for the cardiovascular system.


Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon and farmed Atlantic salmon, the former is the safer option. Analysis of farmed salmon has revealed it contains harmful substances, including heavy metals, antibiotics, pesticides, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).


Wild Alaskan salmon is a very significant source of selenium, which is a crucial mineral for health. A deficiency of selenium in the system and cause debilitating health issues such as tiredness and fatigue, poor immune system function, low levels of fertility, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease (over the long term), and damaged or dull nails, skin, and hair.


Because of its omega-3 content, wild caught salmon when consumed regularly can help the body reduce inflammation related problems.


DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, is vital for brain health, and sockeye salmon contains an abundance of it.


Alaskan wild caught salmon contains multiple antioxidants, including astaxanthin, which is known widely for its positive health effects, including supporting the immune system, supporting cognitive health, reducing inflammation, promoting healthy heart function, and protecting the skin from UV damage.


The DHA and EPA in salmon have also been shown to enhance the stability of plaque and inhibit it from rupturing. Omega-3 fatty acids also appear to decrease the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.


To learn about the health and delicious smoked wild caught salmon we offer, and you it can be yours, call us today at 831.297.3060.

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