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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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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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Is Mackarel canned fish healthy? I eat 2 cans a day ? Been eating like that for 5 months? Will it damage my kidneys or I shouldn't worry about it?

Is Mackarel canned fish healthy? I eat 2 cans a day ? Been eating like that for 5 months? Will it damage my kidneys or I shouldn't worry about it?

Mackarel: is an oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids and typically less expensive than salmon. I don't really know how large your cans are, but I would think you are consuming more than 600-800 cal/day, or perhaps 1/4 to 1/3 of your daily caloric input. This is too much of any one kind of food(even a good one) for a balanced diet. And it's a lot of fat (even the good kind) and protein. I would cut back. ...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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