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As a young man, when fish was in a meal equation, I would want to run far far away. The smell and taste were not huge motivators.
Luckily, my taste buds have shifted and fish are now a regular part of my eating routine.
Fish have a plethora of health benefits, including Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin D.
As usual, not all fish are equal in quality and taste.
There are many farmed fish on the market that are given chemicals to color their meat, fed antibiotics, and pellets of chicken feces, as well as corn and soy.
Although wild fish is usually a great choice, our oceans are becoming more and more polluted.
The fish with the least runoff chemicals, including mercury, are the smaller ones like sardines and anchovies.
Wild salmon and Pacific halibut are also clean choices.
Get educated and download the Monterey Bay Aquariums smart phone application, "Sea Watch," or find other pocket guides to make the best choices around fish.
You can learn more about Sea Watch and download the application HERE.
If you are a lover of canned tuna, at least purchase tuna that is of the highest quality. Explore tuna canned by Wild Planet Foods, they even use BPA free cans.
By adhering to these methods, you can get all the benefits of eating high quality fish without the toxic consequences and guilt of wrecking the oceans.
Don’t you just love a win/win? Bon appétit.
More about Danny Arguetty, M.A.
Danny Arguetty, M.A., a Nutrition, Health and LIFE (Living in Free Expression) Counselor, has been involved in the health field for the last decade. He guides and works privately with clients utilizing customized programs based on bio-individual needs and diverse life situations.
He specializes in yoga privates, weight loss, digestive disorders, healthy aging, sugar/caffeine dependencies, persistent fatigue, chronic stress, relationship support, life coaching and practical healthy living strategies.
Arguetty is also a faculty member at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Adjunct Faculty at Williams College, and author of Nourishing the Teacher: inquiries, contemplations & insights on the path of yoga. He leads 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Southern California and Advanced 500hr Trainings in Kerala, India.