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00681Fish is an important component of protein for weight loss.

We’ve all heard it by now. We should be eating more fish (at least twice a week) for better health. But then you hear the reports about the toxins found in fish…. What’s a person to do? 

Well don’t stop eating fish! Just don’t consume so much of the the “bigger” fish like shark, marlin, and sea bass as they accumulate more mercury in their bodies during their long lives. Also mix up up your menu of fish. When you mix different varieties of fish you lower the risk of contaminants. If you enjoy tuna, have it once a week. Then later in the week eat shrimp. Wild salmon (not farm raised) is one of the healthiest fish to consume because it contains all those omega-3 fats which are so heart healthy and may assist in weight loss.

So which ones are the healthiest catches, lower in contaminants, better for our environment and good sources of the omega-3s? Monterey Bay aquarium’s Seafood Watch and the Environmental Defense fund suggest going to the “Super Green” list from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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