Wednesday, February 22, 2012

About Nutrition: Fish and Seafood

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From Shereen Jegtvig, your Guide to Nutrition
Fish, especially oily fish like salmon and tuna, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein. This week I'll talk about fish - both the good points and the bad.

Have a great week!


Five Healthy Ways To Serve Fish
The American Heart Association recommends eating two 3.5-ounce servings each week. You want your fish to remain healthy, so it's best to avoid heavy breading and high-fat sauces. Read more

Astaxanthin in Fish and Seafood
Astaxanthin is a substance found in salmon, trout and shellfish. It's related to vitamin A, beta carotene and lutein, so it should act like an antioxidant and maybe it's one of the reasons fish is good for you. Read more

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
A reader asks, "I've always been told that fats are bad for us, so I cut most of them out of my diet. Then I heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for us. I know omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, but can I get them from other foods? Why are they so beneficial?" Read my answer

When Fish Isn't a Good Idea
So when is fish not so good for your health? Almost all fish is contaminated with trace amounts of mercury. While most healthy adults have no problem eliminating the mercury from their bodies, children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid some types of fish and shellfish to reduce their risk of mercury exposure.


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