Fish Safety Revisited


I’ve written about fish safety before but a study released yesterday from the National Academy of Sciences makes the subject news. Although the study really doesn’t say anything different from what I’ve noted before, it’s worth repeating:  Eating fish twice a week can reduce risk for heart disease.  Another study showed infants also benefit from the healthy fats — omega 3 fatty acids — found in fish.

Sally Squires’ Washington Post article on this poses an environmental consideration — that if everyone starts eating wild fish (vs. farmed fish) twice a week, we’ll deplete the oceans.  So the recommendation is to choose farmed fish most of the time.

The Washington Post also has a chart featuring the omega-3 and mercury content of various fish, along with a note about their cost.  Good reference for anyone interested in healthy eating!

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