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Old 12-12-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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Pre-Packaged Salmon

This seems to be a nice quick source of protein and Omega3's.

http://chickenofthesea.com/product_l...did=4800009108

Can someone tell me if this can be used regularly or is the salt and sugar a deal breaker?

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Old 12-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: Pre-Packaged Salmon

treat it as a processed food;

farmed fish that's cooked to death.

make some beef jerky and have snacks for ages
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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Re: Pre-Packaged Salmon

I'd treat it the same way; i.e. processed. If you need some smoked fish, you're much better-off smoking it yourself.

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Old 12-13-2009, 02:45 AM   #4
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Re: Pre-Packaged Salmon

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farmed fish that's cooked to death.
The label says "Wild Alaskan Salmon".

That doesn't sound like farmed fish.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:37 AM   #5
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Re: Pre-Packaged Salmon

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The label says "Wild Alaskan Salmon".

That doesn't sound like farmed fish.
If labeled as such, unless I'm mistaken, it is wild caught.

However, anything "smoked" that is also mass marketed is typically heavily processed and the negatives counteract, if not outweigh, the benefits.

Now, someone else might have issues with this, but I would argue there are canned and bagged whole tuna products (in water, not oil) that are healthy and easy to enjoy, with an Omega 3 benefit as well.

Or do what I do and go out and hunt or catch your own wild fish and game as often as possible.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #6
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Re: Pre-Packaged Salmon

The pouch I bought lists the product with 'No Preservatives' but there is a fair amount of sodium. So I guess from a body-comp perspective, this product would be ok to use but maybe not so much for overall health and or performance benefits?

At least that is the way I perceive pre-packaged or processed foods so far in my crossfit nutrition journey. I am just assuming that if the food is labeled as ‘No Preservatives' that it is essentially free from nitrates….is this incorrect?
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:03 PM   #7
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Re: Pre-Packaged Salmon

As far as I know, "no preservatives" still means no nitrates. Just read the ingredients; it should be on there.

It sounds similar to canned salmon which is also usually wild caught. I think it's a good choice overall most of the time.

Loren Cordain, in The Paleo Diet, is against it because of sodium and the high heat used in the canning process and its damaging affects on the healthy oils in the fish.
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