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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Eating & Buying Fish

My husband and I recently visited the Georgia Aquarium and were reminded (perhaps ironically!) about the importance of eating fish.

They had pamphlets put out by the Monterey Bay Aquarium about how good fish is for your body. We are reminded that “it's often rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help boost immunity and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and other ailments. Omega-3s are especially important for pregnant and nursing women, and young children. Unfortunately, some fish carry toxins that can become harmful when eaten frequently.”

Here are the fish from their Best of the Best list:

*The Best of the Best: October 2009

• Albacore Tuna (troll- or pole-caught, from the U.S. or British Columbia)

• Mussels (farmed)

• Oysters (farmed)

• Pacific Sardines (wild-caught)

• Pink Shrimp (wild-caught, from Oregon)

• Rainbow Trout (farmed)

• Salmon (wild-caught, from Alaska)

• Spot Prawns (wild-caught, from British Columbia)

You can also print out their Seafood Watch list. This list doesn’t only consider what is good for you and your body, but also the fish and our oceans.

Happy eating and shopping!

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