How Healthy Is Sushi, Really?

Author: Macaela MacKenzie Nutritionists weigh in on the good, the bad, and how to order a roll that’s actually good for you. Getty ImagesNattapol Poonpiriya / EyeEm When it comes to takeout, sushi is a better choice than pizza, fried chicken, or basically anything from a drive-through window. But is sushi healthy, really? It can be: “You get a mix of carbs, protein, and fat all in this one roll—plus, it’s portion controlled,” says Keri Gans, RD, CDN, author of The Small Change Diet. But sushi can quickly become a high-carb, high-fat calorie bomb if you don't order smart, says [...]

2018-09-15T20:06:29+00:00September 16th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Omega-3s Better From Supplement or Seafood? Book Looks at Facts of the Fat.

Author: Rachel Nania Short for omega-3 fatty acids, omega-3s are a type of fat found in the human body and in food — most commonly fish. © Getty Images WASHINGTON — Each year, millions of Americans shell out billions of dollars for omega-3 supplements — a pill (or powder or gummy) that’s promoted for reducing inflammation and improving cardiovascular and mental health. But for some, the full story behind the supplement may be hard to swallow. In his book “The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and Healthier Planet,” Paul Greenberg examines the history, science and [...]

2018-09-08T22:42:14+00:00September 12th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Eating a Full Course Seafood Meal Once a Week Can Help You Stay Sharp

Author: IANS As we grow older, our memory span declines. Studies show that seafood helps keep your memory intact and helps you to concentrate. Photo: Thinkstock People who eat more seafood have reduced rates of decline in the semantic memory, which is the memory of verbal information. ‘Including seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week in your diet may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems’, says a study. The age-related memory loss and thinking problems of study participants who reported eating seafood less than once a week declined more rapidly compared to [...]

2018-09-08T22:10:08+00:00September 9th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

SNP offers suggestions to get kids to eat more seafood

Author: Christine Blank   As American children head back to school, experts have a number of tips to help parents prepare quick seafood meals. “Serving seafood in familiar dishes like tacos, enchiladas, soups, salads, burgers and baked dishes can be a beneficial way for kids to eat more seafood,” said Joe Urban, director of food and nutrition services for Greenville County Schools in Greenville, South Carolina, in a Seafood Nutrition Partnership press release. Mild fish such as cod, pollock, and haddock are easily substituted in most dishes that call for chicken, pork, or beef and also provide a good stepping [...]

2018-09-01T20:32:45+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

How To Eat The Healthiest Fish Possible

Author:  Dr. Frank Lipman If You're Going To Eat Fish, Here's How To Eat The Healthiest Fish Possible Incorporating fish into your diet is a great way to boost health, protect your brain and heart, and even stave off certain kinds of cancers. To say the least, fish is a powerful ally to have on your dinner plate — but only if you’re eating the best, safest fish possible. Here are a few ways to hunt down seafood that will support your health as well as the ocean’s: 1. Are you a good fish or a bad fish?   In [...]

2018-08-25T15:34:20+00:00August 26th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

8 Exotic Fish You Should Know About

Author: Stacy Adimando Instead of salmon and tuna, try some robin fish or takanohadai Some estimates say the world’s oceans are home to 20,000 species of fish. Yet somehow the vast majority of these are threatened by overfishing. Wherever you are, eating a wider diversity of species and regularly looking into catching practices and stocks to be sure they are sustainable is a way to help take the pressure off many of the most commonly requested varieties. “What’s at fish markets is really just a product of what the public demands at any time,” says Anderson Witherell of The Fish [...]

2018-08-19T01:30:52+00:00August 19th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Can I Take Omega-3 Supplements Instead of Eating Fish?

Author: Shereen Lehman, MS & Reviewed by a board-certified physician It's easier to pop a pill, but it's probably better to stick to food sources Can you take a supplement of omega-3 fatty acids or do you have to eat fish? Stephanie Bretherton It would be an understatement to say that people are becoming hip to the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. It's one of the reasons people are eating more fish, the main source of omega-3s. Americans increased their seafood consumption to 15.5 pounds per person in 2015, up nearly a pound from the previous year—the biggest leap [...]

2018-08-11T20:59:31+00:00August 12th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Select Fresh Fish and Cook Perfectly Every Time, No Matter the Method

Author: Linda Larsen Tips on Buying Fresh Fish and Cooking it Properly alle12/Vetta/Getty Images We all know that fish is good for us. The fats in fish—especially fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel—are thought to help prevent heart disease, and can even aid in preventing diseases like Alzheimer's and strokes. But it seems that many people are afraid of cooking fish at home. Americans eat only about 15 pounds of fish per person per year, and we eat twice as much fish in restaurants than at home. Buying, storing, and cooking fish isn't difficult—it just requires a little knowledge. [...]

2018-08-04T20:22:45+00:00August 5th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Krill Oil versus Fish Oil Infographic

The Lowdown on Krill Oil and Fish Oil: Which Omega-3 Supplement Should You Choose? If you've been following my site, you're probably aware that I recommend consuming fish in moderation, and eating certain types that are less likely to be contaminated with mercury. Fish, despite its high levels of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, is now one of the most polluted foods today. The National Resources Defense Council reports that predatory fish, such as large tuna, swordfish, shark, and mackerel, can have dangerous mercury concentrations in their bodies that are 10,000 times higher than those of their surrounding habitat. [...]

2018-07-28T15:21:54+00:00July 29th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

4 Things Fish Oil Can Do For Your Health & 2 Things It Can’t

Author: JR Thorpe 4 Things Fish Oil Can Do For Your Health & 2 Things It Can't Cameron Spencer/Getty Images News/Getty Images If you've been in the habit of taking any kind of supplement, it's worth taking a moment to do some research into what it can and can't do for your health. Take fish oil supplements, for example: One of the main benefits of taking fish oil is getting your omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish like salmon as well as in nuts and seeds. These are known to be broadly good for your health in appropriate [...]

2018-07-21T23:11:41+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments