Eating Fish: What You Need to Know
Eating fish. What you need to know. Fish is a source of high-quality protein, antioxidants, vitamin D, minerals, and varying levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids, not to mention low in saturated fat. However, concerns about mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are legitimate and need to be considered when selecting certain varieties of fish. If you’re new to buying fish, or planning to eat it more often, here’s what you need to know. Serving Size Two servings a week is the recommended size with one serving of cooked fish measuring 75 gm or 3.5 oz. For children 1–4 years old, one serving per month is recommended, while just under two servings per month are recommended for children 5–11 years old. Be Aware of Contaminants Lower your mercury exposure by limiting your intake of fish with higher mercury levels such as fresh or frozen tuna, canned albacore, shark, and swordfish. Reduce your intake of PCBs by choosing wild salmon over farmed varieties. Healthy Choices Choose varieties of fish and shellfish recognized for their omega-3 concentrations and lower levels of mercury and PCBs such as salmon, trout, herring, char, shrimp, mussels, and oysters. And… Convenience of Fish Oil Taking a concentrated fish oil supplement is a practical alternative for anyone who does not enjoy eating fish and shellfish, or when it is difficult to meet your recommended number of servings per week. Be well… with Webber Naturals. If you liked this video please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel for more health tips. Comment below if you have any questions, or if you would like us to cover any other health topics.