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Doctor insights on: Healthy Betta Fish

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Why is it considered so healthy to eat fish?

Why is it considered so healthy to eat fish?

Many reasons: Supplies vitamin b12, a, d, e, and omega-3 fatty acids that are ant-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, lower cholesterol, feed brain the fatty acids it needs, and a healthy source of protein and saturated fat. However, only eat wild variety like salmon, halibut, sardines, etc. For best health benefits. ...Read more

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Health and diet wise, is shrimp equivalent to fish ?

Health and diet wise, is shrimp equivalent to fish ?

How is it cooked?: Both are healthy and as seafood items, naturally have cholesterol especially in shrimp. Fish will have some more fats but often are good fats and essential oils for your health. Most of all, it depends on how they are cooked. Certainly if its fried , it is not as healthy as opposed to steamed ...Read more

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Is the skin of fish or fish scale healthy or unhealthy to be eaten ?

Is the skin of fish or fish scale healthy or unhealthy to be eaten ?

The scale isnt: especially good and has few nutrients. The skin has increased amounts of the oil. Make sure it is fully cooked. ...Read more

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Please help, how much meat/fish should a person eat in a week to stay healthy?

Please help, how much meat/fish should a person eat in a week to stay healthy?

Meat/none, Fish/3-4 : A person does not need to eat any meat to stay healthy because virtually all its known healthy ingredients are found in other foods. Meat eaters have different bacteria populations and a recent study showed that the l-carnitine from meat increases heart disease. Fish, like wild alaskan salmon has vit. D, vit. B12, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphatidylcholine, coq10, and protein. Eat fish 3-4 times wk. ...Read more

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Does eating fish still have any health benefit with all the mercury that's in it? Is wild caught a better option rather than farm?

Does eating fish still have any health benefit with all the mercury that's in it? Is wild caught a better option rather than farm?

No evident harm: Mercury occurs normally in the environment. Overdose / toxicity scenarios are very frightening, but in studies of folks who eat a lot of fish with measurable mercury (faroes, seychelles, new zealand), nobody's been able to show an effect on the brain, and in some studies kids eating lots of fish do better, perhaps because of it, despite more mercury. ...Read more

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Have some health problems was thinking about a plant based eating lifestyle + fish only, ppl say that's a bad idea it can cause more problems. true?ty

Have some health problems was thinking about a plant based eating lifestyle + fish only, ppl say that's a bad idea it can cause more problems. true?ty

Food plan: Please start by seeing your doctor so that you both know what you are dealing with. If you think you have some nutritional imbalances consider getting a Micronutrient Test like one from Spectracell.com. Then you will know what you need to eat or supplement with. A plant based diet w/fish is a possibility but you need to be more informed before doing that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How healthy is it to have fish pedicure?

How healthy is it to have fish pedicure?

Infection: A fish pedicure is performed when garra rufa (small fish) eat the dead skin off of a person’s feet. It is banned in some states. Sometimes a chinchin is used instead of a garra rufa – their teeth can cause bleeding. Neither the fish nor the pedicure tubs can be properly sanitized between customers and this can lead to infections. It is cruel because the garra rufa only eats skin when starved. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest way to prepare fish?

What is the healthiest way to prepare fish?

Eating fish: Important question! fish that's battered and fried, slathered with butter, or smothered in creamy sauces puts more saturated fat and excess calories into your body. (sorry, long john silver's!) the healthiest ways to prepare fish are steamed, broiled, grilled, or smoked (like with salmon & trout). And if you like it this way, raw (sashimi and served with sushi) or marinated (ceviche). ...Read more

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Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Could it be healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Depends on the fish: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: Shark, Swordfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, Big Eye & AHI Tuna, Orange Roughy & Tilefish. Limit intake of Yellow fin and White Albacore Tuna, Spanish & Gulf Maceral, Group, Bluefish & Chilean Sea Bass. For healthier mercury levels try: Crabs, Crawdaddies, Haddock, Flounder, Salmon, Shrimp, Oysters, Anchovies, Herring, Mullet, Sole, Freshwater > ...Read more

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Please advise if it's healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Please advise if it's healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Which type of fish?: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: Shark, Swordfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, Big Eye & AHI Tuna, Orange Roughy & Tilefish. Limit intake of Yellow fin and White Albacore Tuna, Spanish & Gulf Maceral, Group, Bluefish & Chilean Sea Bass. For healthier mercury levels try: Crabs, Crawdaddies, Haddock, Flounder, Salmon, Shrimp, Oysters, Anchovies, Herring, Mullet, Sole, Freshwater > ...Read more

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What are some healthy fish recipes that can feed a whole family?

What are some healthy fish recipes that can feed a whole family?

Baked whole fish: Baked whole fish is very healthful and can go a long way. You can search whole baked fish recipes on the web. ...Read more

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What is the aspect of fish that is supposed to be so healthy for you?

Not all fish equal: For a detailed discussion of which fish are healthy see this link from my blog. http://mdprevent.blogspot.com/2013/06/are-all-fish-equally-healthy.html. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fish and yoghurt or its bad for health to eat them together?

Is it ok to eat fish and yoghurt or its bad for health to eat them together?

It's okay: No problem with this combination. However high protein diets are not a good idea. Large studies are showing that too much protein is harmful. A Mediterranean diet or a diet like Dean Ornish, M.D.s with 10% fat are healthier. ...Read more

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I love eating fish e.G. Whiting & talipia what is the maximum #of days i can eat fish without it being a health concern?

See below: Please consult this site for authoritative information on health hazards of various types of fish. http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.cfm. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to fry fish with canola oil?

Is it healthy to fry fish with canola oil?

Fried food: Food is good for you. Fried food is not as healthy as baked, or grilled. Some might argue that extra virgin olive oil is the best oil to use if frying is desired, rather than canola. ...Read more

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In wich way can fish oil benefit my health ?

In wich way can fish oil benefit my health ?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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