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Fish, the other protein and healthy fat filled meat.

Fish, the other protein and healthy fat filled meat. Some people are vegetarian but will eat fish.  Other folks are not fans of most meats, but do not realize how healthy fish is to help them eat better and have a healthier diet. Recently, the NY Times weighed in on this, showing how many varieties of fish can not only replace meats in our daily diets, but also have other benefits too such as Omega 3 fatty acids which in sufficient quantities are more effective in reducing pain and inflammation in our bodies that non steroidal anti inflammatory medications, without Read More »

Which fish is safest for you to eat? Consumer reports explains which fish are lowest in Mercury.

  Which fish is safest for you to eat? Consumer reports explains which fish are lowest in Mercury. My friends and I all love sushi. I personally love most types of fish, including fresh Tuna as well as snapper. Many of you love fish as well and are well aware that fish needs to be part of our regular diets since certain nutrients are important for our health. There has been a growing concern that certain types of fish have high amounts of mercury. Where does this mercury come from? Unfortunately, we have continued to pollute the oceans and Mercury Read More »

Fish is important in our diet, except when it contains harmful mercury. Check out this helpful chart

Fish is important in our diet, except when it contains harmful mercury. Check out this helpful chart Many sources suggest we eat fish at least two times per week. There are many markets in this area that offer fresh fish (many of the Asian markets are great places to get fresh fish). Unfortunately, certain types of fish have unhealthy amounts of mercury, which if eaten too often can lead to mercury poisoning. Here is a helpful chart that can show you which fish are healthier and which ones are likely to be highest in mercury content. Just a side note, Read More »