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Snowbunny
01-16-2009, 12:27 PM
I want to eat more healthy.
Is eating fish every day good for me?


MISFIT
01-16-2009, 12:32 PM
You should probably switch it up with chicken every once in a while. I'm not to sure, but it does have lots of protein to keep you healthy and satisfied.

mandalinn82
01-16-2009, 12:35 PM
I don't think that almost ANYTHING can be eaten every day and still be healthy. With fish, the reason is that some fish contains high levels of mercury. Some fish is good (I think recommendations are to eat fish 2-3 times per week) but the healthiest diet is one that includes a variety of foods in moderation.


BelovedImzadi
01-16-2009, 12:47 PM
If I could afford to eat fish every day I probably would. If you go to a place like whole foods you can find fish that is wild caught. They also have a lot of information about their fish, including mercury levels. There are plenty of cultures where fish is their main sorce of protein, and most of them are a lot healthier than we are.

Snowbunny
01-16-2009, 01:09 PM
If I could afford to eat fish every day I probably would. If you go to a place like whole foods you can find fish that is wild caught. They also have a lot of information about their fish, including mercury levels. There are plenty of cultures where fish is their main sorce of protein, and most of them are a lot healthier than we are.


My thoughts exactly.

froggie83
01-16-2009, 01:35 PM
check out this article:
http://www.patrickholford.com/content.asp?id_Content=1788

"Certain fish are a good source of omega 3’s, plus protein. Fish, especially larger fish like tuna, swordfish and marlin, store the mercury which we then ingest. The chart below lists in order of best to worst the best fish to eat in terms of the greatest amount of omega 3 with the lowest amount of mercury. Farmed salmon may have significantly lower amounts of omega 3 compared to wild salmon because the amount of omega 3 in the fish depends to a large extent on the quality of its diet.

omega 3 g/100g mercury mg/kg omega3/mercury
fresh wild salmon 2.7 0.05 54.0
canned sardines 1.57 0.04 39.3
canned/smoked salmon 1.54 0.04 38.5
mackerel fresh 1.93 0.54 35.7
herring (kipper) 1.31 0.04 32.8
trout 1.15 0.06 19.2
fresh tuna 1.5 0.4 3.8
cod 0.25 0.11 2.3
fresh sole 0.1 0.05 2.0
canned tuna 0.37 0.19 1.9
marlin *2 1.1 1.8
swordfish *2 1.4 1.4

*estimated

Larger fish like tuna tend to be higher in mercury so don’t eat tuna more than once a week. Since canned tuna has much less of the omega-3’s left after the canning process, stick with fresh tuna. Marlin and swordfish and best consumed once a month max. Eat salmon, small mackerel or sardines instead. Generally speaking, the larger the fish the more the mercury.

However, there are ways to detoxify mercury thus reducing its effects on you. The most potent mercury detoxifier is selenium. A daily intake of 50 to 100mcg may provide significant protection. Seafood provides selenium, as do seeds and nuts. While Brazil nuts are supposed to be high, some analyses show very little. Make sure your multivitamin is providing at least an additional 30mcg."

beerab
01-16-2009, 02:30 PM
I LOVE fish- I wish I could eat it everyday but my family doesn't like it lol.

froggie83
01-17-2009, 06:01 AM
it stinks up the kitchen too :P
i've started just putting it straight into soups or stews instead of grilling it so my poor housemates aren't assaulted with the stench of fish so often when they get home. mackerel is the worst.