The health benefits of seafood

Salmon is universally acclaimed to be a key part of a healthy diet and Marine Harvest takes great pride in delivering a tasty, nutritious and sustainable product that is enjoyed by five million people around the world everyday.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation reports, “Fish is a food of excellent nutritional value, providing high quality protein and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and D, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium and iodine in marine fish.”

The presence of these vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, makes seafood a healthy choice good for both physical and mental wellbeing and is widely recognised as good nutrition by health authorities, dietary specialists and many others.

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There are numerous reports about the health benefits of seafood but a current global report by The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) is set to be more comprehensive than any other study.

It will look at the benefits of the whole fish, rather than focusing on substitutes, to achieve a more holistic view that considers the digestible proteins and amino acids that supplements don’t provide and are essential to a balanced diet. It will also compare the benefits of consuming fish against other foods.

The research will be carried out in Norway, China, Denmark and Germany with the involvement of a wide range of researchers and experts at hospitals and universities around the world.