There are a lot of fishy things going on at the seafood counter at your local market. Farmed fish and many types of seafood caught in the wild can wreak havoc on both the ecosystem and on your body.
I refer to the Environmental Working Group’s Fish List often to help remind me which types are high in mercury and which are safe to eat. I suggest that you should too. It is technically a guide for pregnant women but I find it to be a handy guide for anyone looking for healthier options. You can print it and keep it in your wallet to remind you of what to buy and what not to buy when you are standing in line at the supermarket,
In addition, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has published an article that I think is really important for all fish eaters to read. Here’s some of the article:
Combining the work of conservation and public health organizations, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has identified seafood that is “Super Green,” meaning that it is good for human health and does not harm the oceans. The Super Green list highlights products that are currently on the Seafood Watch “Best Choices” (green) list, are low in environmental contaminants and are good sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Click here to read the rest of The Super Green List: Connecting Human and Ocean Health.
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