After talking to a nuritionist, she said worry most about the things you eat often and less about th things you eat once a month or so. Basically she said most people can't get ALL the "bad stuff" completely out of our diet comfortably without feeling deprived. Her advise was to be very cautious with the foods you eat the most. Say you eat read meat 3-5 days a week...that's a concern. Say you eat a fish that is listed in the not so good category 3-5 times a week...thats a concern. Now if you only eat that fish once a month and you really like it...just eat smaller portions. It's all about finding a healthy balance for YOU and YOUR likes/dislikes/budget. Make the best choices you can with what you have...even too much of a good food can be bad! Just know you are making better choices each day and you will get there. Don't sweat the small stuff:)
In the list, it would be educational to read why each fish is in the bad category...contaminants, additives, overfishing... and if eating it once every 2 months for example, is ok. I understand that info may be in other articles, but sometimes one does not have the time to go from article to article. Lists that simply endorse or condemn foods are dangerous because to be truly informed, the consumer needs to know why, so they can question production methods when makingall food choices, for example. .
Ok so I had a chance to go into the link and Whiting a.k.a. hake falls into the same category as Tilapia. Not the best but not the worst either. I noticed that a lot of fish on that list have certain fish from that particular family of fish that are ok and certain that aren't. The problem is when most of us go to by fish we buy it fresh and there is usually no sign up that say's hey this was caught in America from the farm it was raised on, yada, yada, yada. But I guess that is another discussion entirely. I will stick with what I know but it's always good to learn something new. Yet another list I will have to take to the grocery store with me.
I was wondering about Tilapia too as this is the only fish that my family will eat and loves. I find it very affordable also and you cook Tilapia with just about anything and it tastes great. My question now is what about Whiting as this is a very popular fish here on the East Coast.
3/13/2009 6:38:47 PM
What about wild striper? I love fishing and this is a great tasting one to eat.
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