A Healthy Diet of Fish
The takeaway from a salmon fishing charters Haida Gwaii is a stocked freezer full of the best protein on this beautiful planet of ours. We are a little biased on the protein claim, but really, if you look at it closely, fish is the superior choice. Forget the free-range chicken and the processed pork and go with the wet and wild option – your body and the environment will thank you.
You doubt us?!?! Here are four solid reasons to go with fish as your protein:
I Heart You
Seafood, specifically fatty fish like salmon, is excellent for healthy and weak hearts. In fact, the American Heart Association suggests at least two full servings of fatty fish per week.
Fatty fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, the good kind of fat. Omega-3 fat lowers blood pressure and triglyceride levels. At the same time it also slows the rate of atherosclerotic plaque buildup in your arteries.
A pink diet translates to a healthy diet.
Leave the Skin
The healthy option with all poultry is removing the skin. Chicken or turkey skin contains the wrong fats, especially when deep-fried. And it’s shame, because chicken skin tastes sooooo good!
Well, with fish it’s entirely different. When you cook seafood like salmon, the healthy fats actually get absorbed by the skin in the cooking process. Tossing that skin after cooking would be like throwing away vitamins and that’s just crazy talk.
Skin also adds texture to every bite of fish, making the eating experience more enjoyable. Each bite has a variety of textural notes instead of one consistent flaky bite.
Almost every culture in the world includes fish in their diet. What does that mean? Fish can be added to any cultural dish and still be authentic. It can shine on rice, in pasta or on the barbecue. It can be made into a cake, a mousse or served raw. Get creative!
We all know that eating local reduces your carbon footprint and what could be more local than the waters of the Pacific Northwest. No transport tolls, no cattle methane, no risk of inhumane treatment – you caught it, you handled it, you cook it.
So before you head to the butcher for a fresh steak, take another dip into your freezer for the healthy choice – a salmon fillet from your latest trip to the Escott Fishing Lodge.