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DEVILDOG50
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8/1/11 9:00 P

No any more so then any other meat. Just stay in moderation and you'll be fine. emoticon



DWAN1969
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8/1/11 8:00 P

no, it's good for you unless you are preparing it breaded and deep fried



RUTHDEN1
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8/1/11 4:43 P

No, once or twice is ok.



GIANT-STEPS
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8/1/11 4:26 P

Like any food there is good and bad. Seafood like all meat has cholesterol which may or may not be an issue depending on your lipid profile. Since the bottom of the seafood food-chain is plankton which is rich in Omega 3 fats all seafood inherits this and since most westerners get too much Omega 6's and too few Omega 3's it can be a step in the right direction (except some farm raised seafood fed corn which is high in Omega 6). Our oceans are contaminated with mercury and the higher you eat on the food chain the higher the levels of mercury since every predator concentrates the mercury in its prey.
If you are going to eat seafood it is better to use it to flavor the rest of your meal rather than as the main part of it.



KAR807131
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8/1/11 4:07 P

As well as the sodium in ocean fish, there is a lot of cholesterol in shell fish. But, it should be okay to eat it occasionally and in moderation.



DOTTY7267
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8/1/11 4:01 P

I love seafood, but my doctor told me that too much shrimp was not good for blood pressure because of the amount of sodium they contain. Although I believe that anything you have in abundance is not good for you.



SHERRIE59
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8/1/11 3:24 P

Most foods are healthy...it is how we prepare it which makes the difference. Seafood is no different.



RICCILYNN
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8/1/11 3:23 P

You also need to look at where in the world the seafood is being harvested. Some fish/shrimp etc from certain parts of the world are not as healthy as if it came from other parts of the world due to pollution. But in general it is very healthy, many kinds of fish are high in Omega 3 fatty acids which help lower cholesterol. They are high in protein, low in fat. As others have stated, it's what you cook it in that is not good for you. And again, as someone pointed out, you are a dialysis patient so too much may not be as good for you as it is for someone else... just something to ask your doctor about.



KEELY128
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8/1/11 3:12 P

Seafood is healthy maybe not the breading and deep frying part but Seafood is great



DANSBJE
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8/1/11 2:55 P

No, seafood is very healthy for the heart and also the brain!!!



NWLIFESRC
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8/1/11 2:48 P

No, why would u ask?



ARCHIMEDESII
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8/1/11 1:12 P

Our moms used to tell us to eat our fish because fish was brain food. Well, scientists have conducted studies that have shown that eating fish (seafood) can help increase our cognitive abilities. It's because of the omega 3 fatty acids.

However, they is a drawback. A person has to be careful which species of fish they eat because certain ones contain high levels of mercury. That's one possible concern if you're worried about eating fish.

In general, eating fish IS very healthy.



ARCHIMEDESII
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8/1/11 1:12 P

Our moms used to tell us to eat our fish because fish was brain food. Well, scientists have conducted studies that have shown that eating fish (seafood) can help increase our cognitive abilities. It's because of the omega 3 fatty acids.

However, they is a drawback. A person has to be careful which species of fish they eat because certain ones contain high levels of mercury. That's one possible concern if you're worried about eating fish.

In general, eating fish IS very healthy.



REDSHOES2011
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8/1/11 1:07 P

Hi Eowyn, seafood is good for most people but your a dialysis patient- don't over do sea food because of the high phosphorus issues..
Potassium-rich foods are limited for those on hemodialysis because potassium builds up between dialysis treatments and can cause problems such as weakness, muscle cramps, tiredness, irregular heartbeat and, worst of all, heart attack.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO STATE your a diaylsis patient! emoticon

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 8/1/2011 (13:09)


MANDIETERRIER1
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8/1/11 12:58 P

It is good for you. I find that it is how you prepare it that can make it not very good for you



TEACHERDICE
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8/1/11 12:56 P

I ask for my seafood to be grilled without any extra sauce or oil that way it is healthier than with all of the extras on top.



BRIDGETTER4
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8/1/11 12:55 P

I love seafood of most kinds and find yes, there is "more bang for your portion' in regards to protein. It is very healthy. Oh and raw fish?? YUMMY, I love sushi and sashimi.



PAULIE91952
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8/1/11 12:24 P

No



IVYLASS
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8/1/11 12:15 P

Seafood can be high in cholesterol, but it most definitely healthy.



SIGNALSELLER
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8/1/11 12:14 P

Seafood is healthy and low fat. It is the butter & sauces that make it unhealthy.



MARLIZG
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8/1/11 11:56 A

good, healthy & more for each calorie



SAHEDGES01
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8/1/11 11:26 A

Seafood is a good part of a healthy diet. I am head over heels for simple sushi (no sauces,etc) - just fish, rice, nori, and a veggie or two. But I limit myself to once a week.



JILLTBNAGART
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8/1/11 10:25 A

Not as a part of a healthy diet.



2BEATIT1
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8/1/11 10:19 A

uncooked fish yes.



EOWYN2424
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8/1/11 10:15 A

I absolutely adore eating crab, prawns, lobster, clams, oysters etc.

Besides being expensive (the reason why I don't eat it more often), is eating seafood unhealthy too?



 
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