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Wild Alaskan Cod

Wild Alaskan Cod

Our delicious and healthy wild Alaskan cod is sustainably harvested from the icy cold waters of Alaska.  Alaska’s fishing industry is also considered the gold standard for sustainability.

Alaskan cod is also known as Pacific cod, and while it is closely related to Atlantic cod, it is slightly whiter and sweeter while retaining a firm texture.  The light texture and the ease with which it can be cooked make it one of the most popular types of fish consumed.  Some of the best ways to enjoy cod is steamed, baked, fried or grilled. It is “the fish” of popular fish and chips.

 

Nutritionally speaking, wild Alaskan Cod is also one of the best types of fish to include in your diet. As part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, it has many potential benefits: it is high in protein, which makes it an excellent protein source, and low in saturated fat, while providing significant amounts of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Cod is also high in essential vitamins and minerals.

 

Solid Nutritional and Health Benefits of Wild Alaskan Cod

 

Protein:

 

There are about 16 grams of protein in a 3-ounce fillet of Alaskan Cod. This is about a third of the recommended total daily intake. Protein is essential for the regeneration of tissue through the formation of new cells. It is also necessary to form the enzymes, hormones, and other substances that are needed to maintain health.

 

Furthermore, it can help to boost the immune system.

                           

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

 

Omega 3 fatty acids help to protect the brain from cognitive decline as a result of the aging process. It can also reduce the risk of some forms of mental health conditions, such as depression, as well as bipolar disorder.

 

Omega-3 also provides substantial benefits for other areas of the body:

 

It can reduce the risk of heart disease. This is because it reduces triglyceride levels. 

It is beneficial for those suffering from arthritis. It helps to reduce inflammation and can even make anti- inflammatory drugs more effective. 

It also appears to be beneficial for those suffering from asthma. This is because it reduces inflammation. 

It has even been shown to be beneficial for fetal development. It is particularly beneficial for neurological and visual development of the fetus.

 

Vitamins and Minerals

 

Cod is a good source of several vitaminsincluding vitamins E, A, C. It is also an excellent source of a variety of B vitamins, especially B-6 and B-12. Cod also contains multiple minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, and selenium.

Potassium supports the muscles and nervous system.

 

Vitamin A

 

Vitamin A helps to promote eye health; for example, it is able to prevent dry eyes, and it can prevent night blindness in some people. In addition, it reduces the chances of experiencing macular degeneration and cataracts. Many glaucoma patients have actually experienced a reduction of symptoms from vitamin A. 

 

Choline

 

Choline helps to improve brain function, and it is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

 

Vitamin B 3:

 

Vitamin B 3 helps to improve digestive health, the functioning of nerves, and skin health. Another effect of vitamin B 3 is appetite control. 

 

Vitamin B 5

Pantothenic acid can help reduce stress levels. In addition, it can lessen depression and anxiety. It is able to do this because it reduces the levels of hormones that are associated with these conditions.

 

Vitamin B 6

 

Alaskan Cod contains significant amounts of pyridoxine. This material helps with the metabolism of a variety of nutrients.  

 

Vitamin B 12

 

It improves the functioning of nerves. It removes amino acids and homocysteine from blood, lowering the risk of heart disease. It aids in the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is essential for the transportation of oxygen to cells.

 

Iron

Alaskan Cod is rich in iron. Since iron is essential for the transport of oxygen throughout your body, cells throughout the body need iron. The benefits for the brain are particularly significant. In fact, the brain is estimated to use 20% of the body's oxygen supply. It can even help to prevent dementia and promote the formation of new pathways within the brain.

 

Phosphorus:

 

Alaskan Cod also contains significant amounts of phosphorus. Phosphorus is essential for bone health. In addition, it helps to ensure that the enamel on teeth remain healthy. It also improves the health of gums. In addition, phosphorus helps to promote heart health.

 

Magnesium

 

Alaskan Cod contains sizable amounts of magnesium. This can help reduce tension in the muscles, especially back muscles. It also is important for the reduction of leg cramps. Furthermore, it can reduce stress on the kidneys. It's also important for bone health due to its effects on calcium metabolism.

 

Selenium

 

Selenium is an element that has a strong antioxidant effect. As a result, it can help to prevent a wide range of diseases. One serving of Alaskan Cod contains 58% of the recommended daily intake of selenium.  

 

Iodine

 

This is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones.

 

Molybdenum

 

Alaskan Cod contains a significant amount of molybdenum, necessary for the functioning of enzymes.  

 

Potassium:

 

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, and Alaskan Cod contains a significant amount of it. This mineral helps to ensure that blood pressure remains within normal ranges. It also can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. 

 

Here are some ways to add cod to your diet

 

Bake with olive oil.

Pan-fry with butter and garlic.

Bread fillets and broil them.

Add white wine and lemon for a baked cod casserole.

Steam with a rich vinegar sauce.

 

The best methods of eating a cod fillet would be to steam, grill, or bake it.

 

 

The Bottom line:

 

Eating Northwestern Wild Foods sustainably caught Wild Alaskan Cod a couple of times each week is a great way to get needed lean protein, healthy fats, and a huge variety of important vitamins and minerals into your diet, along with great tasting meals.

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