Darcy Lambton

24 March 2023

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Why L&J smoked salmon is a super healthy food choice

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We’ve long known that Lambton & Jackson smoked salmon is a delectable treat for any occasion. Whether enjoyed as part of a festive banquet or layered on top of a breakfast bagel for one, it’s loved by many. Imbued with the heady flavours of Oak, Juniper or Cherrywood, and let’s not forget our Gravlax (it’s not smoked, of course, but the same rules apply), it’s easy to see why L&J smoked salmon is viewed as a potentially decadent luxury.

However, there’s one extra factor that sets our smokehouse delights apart from other food indulgences: it’s actually rather good for you. Our smoked salmon isn’t just a winner on the palate, it tops the podium on health benefits too.

Here’s why our alleged guilty pleasure is actually not so guilty after all.


L&J Smoked Salmon: The Omega 3 Superfood


So unlike other delicacies, L&J smoked salmon is relatively low in calories and also rich in protein, essential fats, and a host of vitamins and minerals.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of L&J smoked salmon, is it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. These molecules are known for reducing triglycerides (a form of bad cholesterol), minimizing your risk of heart disease and certain cancers, and even battling against cognitive decline.

A regular dose of L&J smoked salmon (and omega-3 fatty acids) can even help to balance out the number of omega-6 fatty acids in your blood stream. High levels of omega-6 can sometimes increase a person’s risk of inflammation, and chronic diseases.

On top of omega-3, L&J smoked salmon is also abundant in a range of other vitamins and nutrients, vital to preserving good health. A single 3.5-ounce serving is enough to deliver around 136% of your daily vitamin B12 needs (the vitamin responsible for DNA production and nerve function). Plus, the same serving will give you around 86% of your vitamin D recommended intake too.

L&J smoked salmon also contains vitamins A and E, antioxidants responsible for battling free radicals which can cause tissue damage and disease. Plus, it includes a special kind of antioxidant called Astaxanthin, which increases HDL (good cholesterol) and reduces LDL (bad cholesterol).


How L&J Smoked Salmon Can Improve Your Health


As a low-calorie, high-protein snack, L&J smoked salmon can help you feel fuller for longer, and improve your metabolism functioning, making it great for people who want to shed extra pounds. Plus, eating this treat regularly can also:

  • Improve heart function: L&J smoked salmon improves heart function with omega-3 fatty acids, which can also contribute to healthy joints, skin, and hormonal balance. It can even reduce your risk of high blood pressure according to some scientists.
  • Boost brain function: Fish is brain food, and salmon is no exception. Studies show regular consumption of foods like salmon can reduce age-related cognitive decline and improve memory performance.
  • Reduce inflammation: Thanks to its high level of antioxidants, L&J smoked salmon is great for reducing inflammation, which is crucial for reducing your risk for various chronic diseases, including diabetes and certain types of cancer.
  • Support healthy aging: Salmon is a great source of protein, which is crucial for maintaining muscle health, preventing bone loss, and ensuring the body can repair and heal after injury. It can even help to maintain skin elasticity, thanks to the astaxanthin content.
  • Increase selenium intake: A small serving of L&J smoked salmon (around 3.5 ounces) can give you over half of your daily needs for selenium, an antioxidant which can protect against various forms of illness.

L&J Smoked Salmon: Delicious and Good for You


It’s no state secret that seafood is a crucial part of any balanced, healthy diet. Experts recommend eating at least 2 portions a week, and advise ensuring you get an oily fish (like salmon) into your menu at least once a week. Salmon isn’t just delicious; it’s packed with nutrients and beneficial omega-3 fatty acids that can help you to live a happier, healthier life.

Without doubt, when it comes to healthy decadence, L&J smoked salmon is the perfect way to upgrade your mineral and vitamin intake without compromising on scrumptious flavour. So without further ado, check out our collection here at Lambton & Jackson and get yourself the tastiest smoked salmon supplements that money can buy.