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Your Sushi May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

Author: Shaun Chavis   Sushi rolls topped with roe and heavy sauces, and dipped in wasabi and soy sauce can be packed with sodium and sugar. eqsk134/Getty Images   Seafood's got a justified health halo: It's generally lower in calories than other proteins, with beneficial fatty acids. So it's easy to assume that sushi is also healthy. Problem is, all the things rolled up with that heart-healthy tuna and salmon roll can add up — [...]

January 13th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

The Truth About Tilapia

Author: Berkeley Wellness   Famed as the food of pharaohs in ancient times, tilapia is the world’s second most farmed fish (after carp)—and the fourth most consumed type of seafood in the U.S. (after shrimp, tuna, and salmon). The term tilapia actually refers to several related fish species that originated in the Middle East and Africa but are now farmed all over the world. Though its production is growing in the U.S., most of the [...]

January 6th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Seafood High in Potassium

Author: Lisa Maloney   Potassium is well-known as an electrolyte, one of the minerals you need for your body's cells to function properly and to help regulate fluid balance. But potassium has other functions in your body too, all of them critically important. It helps regulate your heartbeat, muscle contractions and nerve signaling. It's required to help some enzymes to function, aids in bone health, reduces the risk of some cardiovascular diseases, and can lower [...]

December 30th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Americans Are Eating More Fish, But Still Not Enough

Author: Kim Painter Photo: Larry Olmsted for USA TODAY This week is all about turkey. But year round, Americans are making room on their plates for more fish and other seafood. We ate an average of 15.5 pounds of it in 2015, continuing a three-year rise, says a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But here’s the catch: That’s roughly one 4-ounce serving each week, or half the 8 ounces recommended for [...]

December 16th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Signs You Aren’t Getting Enough Omega-3s and What You Can Do About It

Author: Sara Hendricks Fish might be your best bet for getting omega-3s. iStock Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient that assists with cognitive function, joint health, and cardiovascular strength. If you don't get enough omega-3s, you may experience dry, flaky skin and dermatitis. You could also experience heightened anxiety. Omega-3 fatty acids are something you've probably heard a lot about — but might not be quite sure about what they can actually do for [...]

December 9th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

What Is Masago? Benefits and Downsides of Capelin Fish Roe

Author: Jillian Kubala, MS, RD What It Is Nutrition Benefits Downsides Uses Bottom Line Fish roe are the fully ripened eggs of many types of fish, including sturgeon, salmon and herring. Masago is the roe of capelin, a small fish found in the cold waters of the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Arctic oceans. A popular ingredient in Asian cuisine, masago is considered a specialty product — sought after for its distinct taste. This article [...]

December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments