Navigation Links
Shortest Day of the Year: Vitamin D - How to Get It When The Sun Goes Down
Date:12/20/2009

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is the shortest day of the year. During the dark winter months, sunlight can be an insufficient source of vitamin D which is vital for the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. Low vitamin D levels have recently been linked to a greater chance of developing diseases including diabetes and heart disease, several cancers and the common cold.

The good news is that there is a delicious and healthy, vitamin D rich food source, that's also one of American's top favorite seafoods: Wild Alaska Salmon.

Salmon is one of the highest natural food sources of vitamin D with 360 IU* (International Units) per 3.5 oz. Salmon often tops the list of "super foods" due to its heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease, inflammation, and certain types of cancer.


    *Vitamin D, IU per serving
    Source: National Institutes for Health, Office of Dietary Supplements
    Cod liver oil, 1 tablespoon: 1,360
    Salmon, cooked, 3.5 ounces: 360
    Mackerel, cooked, 3.5 ounces: 345
    Tuna fish, canned in oil, 3 ounces: 200
    Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 1.75 ounces: 250
    Milk (nonfat, reduced fat, and whole), Vitamin D-fortified, 1 cup: 98

Salmon from Alaska

When it comes to salmon, not all are created equal. Alaska is home to the most abundant and healthy supply of wild Pacific salmon in North America. Never farmed, wild Alaska salmon offers unmatched flavor and texture. And as the only state whose Constitution mandates that all fisheries must be managed for sustainability, Alaska will have an abundance of wild salmon for years to come.

Wild Alaska salmon comes in a variety of forms including whole, fillets, steaks, canned, pouched and frozen.

Try these wild Alaska salmon recipes:

Alaska Salmon with Horseradish, Walnuts, and Herbs

http://cookitfrozen.com/recipes/salmon/roasted/Alaska%20Salmon%20with%20Horseradish,%20Walnuts%20and%20Herbs

Alaska Salmon with Champagne-Caper Vinaigrette

http://cookitfrozen.com/recipes/salmon/Saut__ing_Pan_seared/ALASKA%20SALMON%20WITH%20CHAMPAGNE-CAPER%20VINAIGRETTE

Thai Salmon Cakes with Hot and Sour Sauce

http://www.alaskaseafood.org/canned/recipes/Thai_Salmon_Cakes.html

For recipes and cooking tips for frozen wild Alaska salmon: http://cookitfrozen.com/home.html

For recipes and cooking tips for canned wild Alaska salmon: http://www.alaskaseafood.org/canned/index.html.

SOURCE Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute


'/>"/>
SOURCE Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NextAdvisor.com Launches "Lose the Weight this Year: A Common Sense Dieter's Guide"
2. New Strategies for the New Year: Resolving to break an addiction? Help from Harvard Medical School
3. CenTrak Announces 16 New Deployments This Year: Company Installs Over 6 Million Square Feet in Last Six Months
4. 1 Million Preemie Babies Die Each Year: Report
5. Study shines more light on benefit of vitamin D in fighting cancer
6. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
7. Fat transforms vitamin C from good cop into bad cop
8. Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer
9. How vitamin C stops the big C
10. Vitamin D Supplements May Lengthen Life
11. Joint Juice Launches New Ready-to-Drink Glucosamine & Vitamin-Enhanced Dietary Supplement Water Nationwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of ... elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain ... to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term ... long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a ... when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some of ... their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed with ... 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The ... the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book ... have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, ... Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid ... to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. ... on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ... better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR ... efficacy of the compression for a more informed CPR ... to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health ... development. "In an ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of their ... HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using ... Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: