A new study did show, from DNA testing, that more than a third of all us fish are not what we think they are. Often red snapper was substituted with Tilapia and Grouper was actually catfish. Often fish is marketed as â??wild caughtâ?? fish when it is actually farmed fish. This is very hard to regulate since 90 percent of the fish sold in the US is imported.Question: Some of us think Fish is Fish, why does it matter?Answer: Well, I think that we just deserve honest representation in what we are being sold. There are two major instances where it comes into play.Pregnant and Breast Feeding Women
Low Mercury Containing Fish:
Higher Mercury Containing Fish
Healthier Omega 3 Fish
Fish is a great source of healthier fats, especially the Omega-3
So tell us more about why Omega 3s are good for us?
So what about Fish Oil Supplements?
Question: So knowing what you have presented on Mercury content and Omega-3, when you are at the fish counter, what do you typically reach for?
Answer: Obviously Iâ??m looking for something lower in mercury and higher in Omega 3. Salmon is at the top of my list. Itâ??s easily available, even in a can. Mackerel is also a great choice and is available. I also enjoy trout, remember wild lake caught is better than brook or farmed. Also I take 2 fish oil capsules each day; Iâ??d recommend that to nearly anyone.
Dr. Justin Puckett, D.O.Complete Family Medicine
1611 S. Baltimore St.
Kirksville, MO. 63501