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Best and Worst Fish Choices

A Guide for a Healthy Body & Planet

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6/6/2014 9:16:50 AM

GYPSYGOTH's SparkPage
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...
6/6/2014 2:25:48 AM

KASEYCOFF's SparkPage
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!!!
DASHDIETER1
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?
DAWN784
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.
6/30/2013 9:53:28 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
I love my fish but this was great info.
4/30/2013 12:24:06 PM

BRITTTURTLE's SparkPage
The issue is that most fish is actually poisoned with mercury and other hard metals. Also, most of the fish you buy or get at a restaurant is not actually the fish you think it is.

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/21/
business/la-fi-mo-seafood-mislabeling-
united-states-20130221
4/30/2013 11:28:04 AM

RASPBERRYBERET's SparkPage
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.
4/30/2013 11:08:51 AM

OZIETWIN's SparkPage
I have found that the individually portioned salmon and tuna are great go-to add ons to my salad. I always keep some in my desk drawer and having them convenient reminds me to eat more fish.

I need to become more adventurous to buy fish in the market and prepare it for the family -right now it is usually mussles and shrimp. Thanks for a great article!
4/30/2013 9:45:57 AM

FREEOAK1's SparkPage
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.
4/30/2013 1:19:55 AM

SWANATOPIA's SparkPage
I came to this article confused....I leave this article confused....I stick with salmon and tuna....
4/1/2013 7:01:28 AM

NIKESHA22's SparkPage
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?
TRISHMO1
2/11/2013 2:38:15 PM

not all fish is equal, interesting
AJ_103
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!
2/7/2013 9:56:04 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
I wish wild rainbow trout was on here.
2/7/2013 2:18:30 PM

GMA2HALF's SparkPage
I didn't see Tilapia on the list, or did I just miss it?

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