If you love fish as much as I do, you’d want to eat it everyday. But like everything else, there are “rules”.Due to concerns over mercury content, and whether or not its farm raised or fresh water, its important to know which ones to eat, which ones to skip and those in between.
When you purchase fish,do you REALLY know what you’re getting? Where is it from, is it sustainable, how nutritious is it? Welcome to the wonderful world of Fish !
TUNA – Moderate to high levels of mercury; albacore packed in water is best; has omega 3s, and vit B12
TILAPIA-Low mercury levels; farm raised in US is best; low in calories and very tasty
COD- Low mercury levels ( Atlantic), higher in Alaskan ; US cod is safest; Good source of phospherous
CRAB-Low mercury; US king or Snow crab is best; Lots of B12 and zinc
SALMON- Low mercury; WILD ONLY, no farm raised; Good source of Omeag3s B12 and Vit D
High Mercuy Levels: Mackrel, Orange Roughy, Swordfish, BigEye (ahi) Tuna !!
** Even low levels of mercury can be dangerous to pregnant women**
So the next time your contemplating a seafood dinner, KNOW your fish.
For more information on this topic , check out Health.co
LOVE WHAT YOU EAT
One of the best ways to change the way you eat is…ONE FOOD AT A TIME. It can be difficult to know where to start or which food is causing the most trouble. Hopefully its not your favorite or the one you have to have every day! So focus on the one food which YOU feel is the most problematic and go from there.
Yes its that time of year, again. It’s the holidays and there will be food everywhere, every day. Missing the parties or denying yourself some treats will turn you into a “grump” ( not a grinch) and ruin the season for anyone around you. So… let’s make a plan to choose wiser AND enjoy the festivities with a new game called Swap-A Rama!