SSPO urges consumers to 'slim with salmon' – Fishupdate.com

SSPO urges consumers to ‘slim with salmon’ Published:  26 May, 2006

THE Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation is pushing salmon as an “ideal slimming super food”. The organisation says salmon is a great basis for any meal for healthy slimmers.

“Tasty, easy to cook salmon is packed with protein, which helps to keep you full for longer, contains vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and typically provides around 220 calories and 13grams of fat per (100g) portion. However, these fats include a rich source of essential omega-3s, described as such because they are beneficial for health and essential in the diet,” the organisation says.

“For sensible, steady weight loss nutritionists recommend that people consume about 1600 calories and 50 grams of fat a day, so eating one salmon fillet will still leave a significant amount of calorie and fat allowance for the rest of the day.”

In the UK today one in five adults is obese. Nearly two thirds of men and over half of women are either overweight or obese. Obesity in 2-4 year old children has doubled from 5 to 9% from 1989 to 1998, and trebled in 6-15 year old children, from 5 to 16% between 1990 and 2001.

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