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Why Are Sardines Healthier Than Salmon Does Anyone Eat Them
A friend told me that no one should eat farmed salmon and that "caught in the wild" is better for ones health. Can this be true (I don't think so)?
Let's think about it: If this were NOT true, somebody would have made it up. And you're right -- this is food fantasy from "natural healing / miracle food" websites. Salmon is salmon. There's an understandable, emotional human tendency to think "closer to nature is better". We'd have much less salmon, and in fact be unable to support 7 billion people, on "natural farming / fishing / gathering." ...Read more
See below: Sardines are considered very good for health Eating a can daily or 3-4 times a week is often recommended. Sardines contain a healthy amount of calcium, but calcium in your diet will not cause your blood calcium to rise. Adequate calcium intake is encouraged for the typical patient with elevated calcium due to Hyperparathyroidism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small fish are good: Yes, sardines daily are great. High in protein and in omega-3 fats, sardines are also delicious. They do not accumulate mercury or toxins like large fish do: they do not get big enough. I recommend sardines, salmon and herring in this Wall Street Journal piece on longevity and omega-3s: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703837004575013393566949312 ...Read more
Hello doctors, another question for you all because I have no life and no friends. Are sardines healthy?
Loneliness: It's very human to feel lonely, and good to recognize it when we do. The question is what we choose to do about it. Online communications can provide some connection with others, but it can't replace live human relationships in everyday life. It takes time to develop authentic friendships, plus often the willingness to be the one to reach out first. Being truly interested in others helps too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recommended: by the American Heart Association. The recommendation is eating fatty fish (e.g. salmon) at least two times per week. The serving size of fish is 3.5 ounces cooked or 3/4 cup of fish flaked. It is also important to prepare fish by baking, steaming or grilling. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer