What's a good fish oil to take
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@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.
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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
@ 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.
@trishanna i have never had red snapper, but I hear it’s tasty. One of these days I’ll find a recipe gor it and buy some. Does it have bones?
@dorisena I wish I could send you a lobster roll, they are delicious. I don’t often eat lobster though, it’s quite high in sodium and I need to keep my sodium low.
Yep, now if I was to go to a restaurant I would look for one with few cars in the parking lot. I have read though even with great HEPA filters though they are not very safe because the germs can be floating around in the air before making it to the filtering system. Makes sense.
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 only know what I read on the web and they warn against China frozen products as well as Thailand fish because the safety standards are not as good as America. Farm fed fish can have toxic problems. I visited the salmon industry in Alaska on a tour and learned about how their fish is wild and the safest. The canneries are right at the shore by the boats and the workers have dorms to live there and can the products in a few weeks. Frozen products are pretty safe these days. The low calories and omega 3 oils are what make fish healthier than beef or pork. I like that it is easy to eat, tender easy to chew. The fat is better for you than land animal fat. Raw oysters can be a problem if they are not very fresh and carefully handled. I seldom eat them raw anymore and cook them in a stew. But they have the highest amount of zinc in them which is an important nutrient. They are a low calorie food. Dorisena
@contentandwell. Fish are boned but it's not 100% bone free. So long since I've had red snapper, or sole, or halibut – not available here – I no longer remember. Kinda sad….
Yes, I used to worry about it but salmon bought in frozen pieces seems to be relatively free of any bones. It is easy to pick them out of a can of salmon because of the way the salmon is put into the can. I am not having any problem these days. I use the canned salmon for a stew or for a salmon mousse dip but am not having any parties these days. I throw shrimp into sauted veggies and season it. Garlic added to the mix helps with the immune system, according to some nutritionists. I grow garlic some years. Dorisena
@trishanna. I presume you don’t live in a large city, I’m sure they must have fresh fish there. I was on assignment in Chicago for four months when I was single and young and I was surprised to see how much fresh fish was there! I do not like to encounter bones in fish. Then I am suspicious of every bite I take.
I do enjoy fish and most weeks we manage to have it two times but that’s gotten more difficult now because we don’t go to stores, we get our groceries delivered. How pathetic is it that one if the things I’m most looking forward is doing my own grocery shopping?
@contentandwell. This is a bit off the subject, but I "fired" our local grocery delivery service and although I shouldn't, am back out doing our shopping. The next person that says "and at risk folks should simply stay at home and have delivery service" should get a face full of whipped cream! Since last March when the virus started, our stores have been woefully "out-of-stock." Don't know how it is other places, but I was lucky if I got two-thirds of any order. Lived much of my life in Chicago, and while I like country life, I miss having all those stores to choose from. BTW, rarely if ever are there bones in rainbow trout or salmon, either. Hope this horrible pandemic ends soon. Thanks for letting me vent just a bit.
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 never buy fish from Asian countries. Bacteria is major concern. I do buy from here, USA.
@trishanna I am putting up with the inadequacies of ordering from a service, I basically have to.
@dorisena I always figure that the real reason why garlic keeps people healthy is that no one else wants to be close to them after they've eaten garlic!
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