What's a good fish oil to take
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I am accustomed to Nature's Bounty fish oil which the grocery has on sale at two for one. It may make you burp until you get used to it but I have taken it for years because my opthamologist said it helps with dry eyes and he took two a day. I started with one a day and now take two. My eyes are doing well and sometimes they are wet. i have plugs in the corners to help. My son takes Krill oil which is more expensive but he likes it better and it avoids the fish taste and the burps. Since I am hardly using any gas by staying home, I can afford the higher price as I want to see if I like them better. I eat lots of salmon and other fish in the oven and I eat shrimp although it is a higher cholesterol food. My numbers are low so I am o.k. there. My blood pressure is down and I am not worrying about it these days. I really like fish although it tastes even better fresh in Alaska! I try not to buy from foreign countries and can find wild Alaskan salmon in the frozen food section. Check the country of origin. I have beef in the freezer from a neighbor farmer but I am eating less these days.
Farm raised fish is controversial because of the fear of toxins in the water. Open ocean is considered safer and not as toxic. I can find frozen shrimp from the Caribean or upper Florida ocean bay which is safe in the grocery. I don't know the safety of shrimp from Chili but it is in the grocery frozen section. Sometimes I buy oysters from Cheasapeake Bay but always cook them. I have had bad oysters from Washington state and perhaps that is due to the length of storage or shipping schedules. Three oysters will provide you zinc requirements for a day. My father made an oyster stew when his tummy wasn't good and he insisted it healed his upset system. I am educated in food safety so I have lots of information. Dorisena
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I will try them cause I dnt like fish but my doctor say I need to eat it my triglyceride level are up
@dorisena We too eat a lot of fish and I will not purchase farm-raised. I pretty much buy all of my fish at Whole Foods because most of it there is wild. It can be difficult to find shrimp that is not farm-raised in Asia but I always try to. I'm not sure where you live, but up here in New England I have never seen fish from the Caribbean.
Based on my research, farm-raised rainbow trout (a good choice if you don't care for fishy taste) is okay, but farm-raised or Atlantic salmon not a good choice. Tilapia has questionable nutritional value. If I am wrong about any of this, or if there are other fish to recommend for us here in the Midwest, I'd appreciate the information.
I have read the same information and agree that we need to choose carefully. I do read the package labels when looking for fish to eat. I have also watched a show on TV about growing shrimp in a farm pond in Ohio. It looks like a lot of work, however. I spoke to the meat manager in the store to see when he gets fresh fish from the southern waters. Also certain restaurants will tell you when and how often they get their fresh fish by air from safe sources.. After eating fresh salmon in Alaska, I have become very careful about choosing fish because the flavor is so wonderful when it is fresh and carefully prepared. Sometimes I eat cold salmon for breakfast to get some protein to start my day. With a little cream cheese. Yum. Dorisena
I can find Caribbean fish here in Ohio, but it is frozen. I have been to Appalachicola Bay where you can buy fresh shrimp down at the water that is just fished out of the water or go to a restaurant on the bay which has fish harvested that day. Wow, what a flavor! At home I am only feeding me so I can afford to choose carefully because of the cost. But fish is low calorie and so good with various seasonings. Dorisena
@trishanna I know very little about trout, I don’t see it often in the stores around here, but I agree with your other comments. I will not eat farm raised salmon and I would never eat tilapia. Neither of these are healthy choices.
The only farm raised fish I occasionally buy in Whole Foods is Arctic char. It’s related to salmon and to trout and it is delicious.
@dorisena having been brought in the Boston area I am used to good, fresh fish. I’m very careful about what I buy. There really is a difference in flavor when it’s really fresh.
@ contentandwell. Being from the Midwest, I was shocked at how different red snapper tastes in Savannah, Georgia. Our fish choices – frozen mostly – are so limited.
I think supply will get better if we speak to the meat managers at the store. It is so expensive to eat in a restaurant and we can't go there right now anyway.
I did find an oriental restaurant that wasn't busy so we had social distancing and that was a safe place to eat. I think the groceries are anxious to get the foods we want and need right now, so I speak often to the manager or the meat person in that department. My husband used to say not to go in a restaurant that the parking lot isn't full or crowded. It is not a good sign to him. My, how times have changed. I won't give up my garden for a few years. Dorisena
I'm new to start eating fish so I'm just trying to get the healthiest fish to eat. Dont know if it's a difference in n.c or not
I love lobster and don't need the dipping butter to eat it and enjoy. I can only buy small tails and need two tails for a meal. I bought frozen lobster pieces for a while, but they are not being stocked right now. I would like to try the lobster rolls they have in New England.
In northern Michigan they have Coho salmon and it tastes very good. My late husband went fishing there and brought home a fish.
But he never took up fishing as a hobby even though he liked fish, breaded and fried! Too much work for me. Dorisena
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