We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.   SustainableSeas is the value-priced tuna brand from Wild Planet Foods. The tuna are caught one fish at a time by fisheries around the world that use pole and troll fishing … Read More

Fresh fish and shellfish have virtually no odor. Only when seafood starts to spoil does it smell fishy. Fresh fish has: Clean eyes that bulge a little Firm, shiny flesh and bright, red, slime-free gills Flesh that springs back when pressed gently No darkening around the edges or brown or yellowish discoloration A fresh, mild … Read More

It’s hard to make a list of good or bad fish because seafood supplies change constantly and any list becomes obsolete quickly. What does remain constant are the benefits and risks of broad categories of seafood. Eat fish lower on the food chain. The levels of mercury are higher in larger fish and lower in … Read More

Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week improves brain health, regardless of how much omega-3, heart-healthy fatty acids the fish contains. Eighty million people will have dementia by 2040 which will put a substantial drain on families and the health care system. Past studies have shown that lifestyle changes – reducing obesity, … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. We were introduced to Australis Barramundi and highlighted the fillets more than 2 years ago. The company has expanded its product line and now features frozen, steamable entrées in 7 varieties – Seafood … Read More

Myth: Salt water fish have more salt (sodium) than fresh water fish. Truth: Both types of fish are low salt choices. There is little difference in the sodium (salt) level between the two because the cells of living organisms have a narrow range of tolerance for salt. Salt water fish have gill cells that excrete … Read More

The more fish you eat the healthier you are. This healthy advice comes with a caution because industrial chemicals pollute many of our lakes and rivers, and some of ocean fish contain high levels of mercury. Women of childbearing age and children under 15 should avoid fish caught by amateur fisherman in questionable waters. Everyone … Read More

Go Fish

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on August 29, 2007 · 0 comments

In the child’s card game, you draw until you get the right card. In real life, figuring out fish is not so easy. Selecting the best fish to eat often resembles this random game of chance. Eat fish regularly and you reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, and inflammatory disease such … Read More