Small suggestion: expand on "light" tuna: CHUNK light, typically made from smaller tuna, has less mercury. Albacore has QUITE A BIT and is "light" in color... I think this is confusing for people. Especially pregnant women, petite people like myself, and children should not be using canned albacore as a staple!!! Larger people can get away with a can or so a week...
Incredibly helpful article - I don't believe I've ever seen the statistics not only on omega-3 amounts, but also for the contaminants (especially mercury). Great report!!!
10/8/2013 11:08:52 AM
I am told to eat fish 3 days a week, but cannot stand the fishy taste. Cod and canned tuna is about all I can handle but feel I am losing out on the benefits the other fish have to offer, Any tips to get me through?
8/1/2013 11:04:15 AM
I eat quite a bit of Tilapia and I didnt see it on the list of Omega-3;s.
The problem isn't just overfishing of one species but the enormous amount of waste involved in the industry. With net fishing, massive amounts of marine life are killed and discarded for the sake of a relatively small amount of yield that makes it to the market.
My husband was a commercial lobsterman and a commercial fisherman before he became a capt. of a geophysical research boat, and then capt of tugs for over 40 years. I was a worker for the Barnegat Lighthouse fish store near where we live. We love fish. I know wild fish is better for you, but we are depleting our oceans. Farmed fish comes a 2nd choice. We love lobsters, but it takes many years to grow. They can live to very old ages. It's a beautiful animal and the are being depleted from our oceans due to our greed. The bigger the lobster, the tougher the meat. The latter can be chopped and used for salads. We very rarely eat a lobster.
I personally cannot stand mackerel, which is a shame since it is high in the omegas; the fish I like is not on here, parrot fish, bream, red snapper; are these fishes not healthy?
2/11/2013 2:38:15 PM
not all fish is equal, interesting
2/7/2013 11:04:10 PM
While I don't mind fish, I can rarely bring myself to buy it at the grocery. It is so difficult to find "wild caught" anything from the United States. I will pretty much buy wild-caught Alaskan salmon, but it' hard to find. Watch what you are buying folks...the salmon at Costco (and most stores) is farm-raised in Thailand, Vietnam, China, etc...and it says right there on the package "color derived from feed"! WHAT?!?! Because the farm-raised fish aren't eating their "normal" diet, artificial coloring is added to their food to make their flesh pink. Pretty appetizing, huh? Also, there is a campaign now to stop genetically-engineered salmon...if you haven't heard about the connection between GMO's and allergies, gastrointestinal issues, cancer, and other health issues, do a little research...and say no to genetically-modified salmon!
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