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12 Fish To Avoid Eating And A Healthy Alternative For Each

posted in Health & Fitness
01/30/2014
  • 1. Imported catfish
    Eat this instead: Stick with domestic, farm-raised catfish, advises Marianne Cufone, director of the Fish Program at Food & Water Watch. It's responsibly farmed and plentiful, making it one of the best fish you can eat.

  • Or, try Asian carp, an invasive species with a similar taste to catfish that's out-competing wild catfish and endangering the Great Lakes ecosystem.

  • 2. Caviar
    Eat this instead: If you really love caviar, opt for fish eggs from American Lake Sturgeon or American Hackleback/Shovelnose Sturgeon caviar from the Mississippi River system.

  • 3. Atlantic cod
    Eat this instead: The good news, if you love fish 'n' chips (which is nearly always made with cod), is that Pacific cod stocks are still strong and are one of Food and Water Watch’s best fish picks.

  • 4. American eel
    Eat this instead: If you like the taste of eel, opt for Atlantic- or Pacific-caught squid instead.

  • 5. Imported shrimp
    Eat this instead: Look for domestic shrimp. Seventy percent of domestic shrimp comes from the Gulf of Mexico, which relies heavily on shrimp for economic reasons. Pink shrimp from Oregon are another good choice;

  • the fisheries there are certified under the stringent Marine Stewardship Council guidelines.

  • 6. Atlantic flatfish
    Eat this instead: Pacific halibut seems to be doing well, but the group also recommends replacing these fish with other mild-flavored white-fleshed fish, such as domestically farmed catfish or tilapia.

  • 7. Atlantic salmon (both wild-caught and farmed)
    Eat this instead: Opt for wild Alaskan salmon now, and in the event that GE salmon is officially approved.

  • 8. Imported king crab
    Eat this instead: When you shop for king crab, whatever the label says, ask whether it comes from Alaska or if it's imported. Approximately 70% of the king crab sold in the U.S. is imported, so it's important to make that distinction and go domestic.

  • 9. Shark
    Eat this instead: Among the recommendations for shark alternatives are Pacific halibut and Atlantic mackerel.

  • 10. Orange Roughy
    Eat this instead: Opt for yellow snapper or domestic catfish to get the same texture as orange roughy in your recipes.

  • 11. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
    Eat this instead: If you really can't give up tuna, opt for American or Canadian (but not imported!) albacore tuna, which is caught while it's young and doesn't contain as high levels of mercury.

  • 12. Chilean Sea Bass
    Eat this instead: These fish are very popular and considered a delicacy, but you can get the same texture and feel with US hook-and-line–caught haddock.

  • For the reasons why not to eat certain fish and for recipes containing the "eat this instead" ingredients, please read on at this site:http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/12-unhealthy-fish-avoid-eating?s=2

    Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed it!

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