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The Health Benefits of Salmon Fishing Trips in Alaska

Whether you are a fisherman, adventure-minded or have always wanted to try fishing, if you’re seeking a way to both relax and get your fishing on, then salmon fishing trips in Alaska might be for you. But we’d bet you never thought that a fishing trip could provide any sort of health benefits. Let’s take a look at a few of them!

Healthy for your body and mind

Studies show that spending time outside in nature can greatly improve your emotional wellbeing and mental and physical health, regardless of your age. Staying indoors for too many hours during the day means you are likely to breathe in recycled air, stuffy air and unhealthy particles. So, since you need fresh air to maintain your overall health, why not use your vacation time to get into nature and do some fishing? With its crisp, clean air and fun things to do, it sounds like a trip to the Alaskan wilderness is calling you.

You may be wondering how exactly salmon fishing trips in Alaska are healthy. As mentioned above, fresh air helps you stay healthy, plain and simple. But even more than that, your mind needs a chance to recharge and your body needs to rest from life’s day-to-day stresses. If you have a favorite quiet spot you regularly fish, go there. Otherwise, folks who are unfamiliar with Alaska should book a guided fishing trip that’s all pre-planned by the charter company for a stress free and enjoyable time.

Health benefits of wild Alaskan salmon

Catch your own salmon and you know for sure where your food came from: the waters of Alaska! But, whether King salmon, Coho salmon or Sockeye salmon, have you ever considered the many health benefits of eating wild Alaskan salmon?

  • Thanks to its high nutritional value, salmon is considered one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
  • It’s a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B-12, vitamin D, vitamin B-3, selenium, magnesium and phosphorous.
  • Eating Alaskan salmon provides you with a healthy dose of lean protein. It is recommended that you choose to consume moderate amounts of wild salmon—twice weekly—over red meat.
  • Salmon contains healthy amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and, compared to other fish, wild-caught Alaskan salmon contains low levels of contaminants like mercury.
  • Wild salmon is excellent for heart health and may lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
  • Roasted, broiled and grilled are the healthiest ways to prepare salmon. Stay away from too many added fats when cooking—like vegetable oils and butter—and avoid smothering fillets in creamy sauces. A small dash of salt and pepper with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice is a simple, yet tasty, combination.

Between land adventures, water activities and the magnificent scenery, visiting Alaska will not only be memorable, but you’ll also get the travel experience of a lifetime. And now that you know there are also health benefits associated with going on salmon fishing trips in Alaska, give Phantom Tri-River Charters a call today to reserve your tour date.