Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fishy Fish

I recently switched from eating Atlantic Salmon to Wild Alaskan Salmon. Really, you might ask, what's the big deal? The big deal is that anytime society has decided to "farm" something, be it cattle or fish, it bastardizes all that it could be nutritionally.

We've all heard that Salmon is packed with great inflammation-reducing Omega-3 oils, so I'm sure sales have skyrocketed. The thing, though, is that because of the diet they are getting, the farmed salmon, aka Atlantic Salmon, has developed a higher level of inflammation-CAUSING Omega-6s. It's not horrible stuff, we just need to be careful about how much we eat of it. The Wild stuff? Still stellar, giving you a better ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6s.

For other fish tales, visit http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/ It's a great resource and will tell you which fishes (yes, you can pluralize fish as a species) are dangerous, which are not, which are endangered, you get the picture.

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