Copper River King Salmon

Wonder why we serve Copper River King Salmon at IL Bistro?

Copper River King SalmonThe Copper River is a special place. The 10th largest river in the United States, this grand waterway consists of thirteen major tributaries and serves to drain 24,000 square miles. The water in this river runs at seven miles per hour, with an average twelve foot drop per mile. It is for this reason that the salmon that live in this river are some of the most highly prized salmon in the world.

A Copper River salmon needs to be a cut above, as it needs to travel three hundred miles through this mighty river just to spawn. To accomplish this, they have developed extra stores of the omega-3 fatty acids that make fish such an important part of your diet. Omega-3 serves to safeguard your circulatory system, protecting you from heart disease. Fish-based omega-3 improves the way the heart works and makes conditions that contribute to heart disease less dangerous. For these reasons, the American Heart and Diabetes Associations and the U.S. Government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that everyone should eat at least two servings of fish every week, especially “fatty” species such as salmon.

For people who already have heart disease or diabetes, the oils in fish are especially important, as they have the power to mitigate your disease and prolong life. Long-chain omega-3s from fish also help to:

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  • Maintain normal heart rhythms
  • Reduce the chance of stroke
  • Lower chance of having a first heart attack
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve the pattern of lipids in the blood
  • Improve levels of “good” cholesterol, or HDL
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower chance of blood clots
  • Improve heart rate adaptability
  • Stabilize arterial plaques

Enjoy the deliciously crafted Copper River King Salmon dish at our Seattle Italian restaurant.