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!