General Fish Guidelines for Health|
Considering all of the nutritional, contamination and environmental concerns that surround fish, it's easy to see why adding more fish to your plate can be confusing. Based on the research and information currently available on all of these issues, here are my nutritional recommendations regarding fish:
Within the field of food, nutrition, and health it is easy for consumers to get mixed messages that result in confusion and frustration. Sensationalism sells and the fear of harm often overshadows the science of health benefits. However, by following the steps above, you can easily develop your own individualized plan for fish consumption that will allow you to reap the health benefits while decreasing your risk of ingesting contaminants.
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