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A few more words: eat fish regularly!

The Harvard Men's Health Watch says the Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily, dark-fleshed fish offer genuine health benefits.

The reason why Omega-3s are healthy is, they do not convert to fat, explains dietician Bijal Goradia, adding, that acids present in red meat are convert to fat.

Omega-3 fatty acids are also therapeutic. They help keep your blood from clotting excessively; lower the amount of fats, like cholesterol, in the bloodstream; and reduce the risk of obesity.

Fish oil is an important source of omega-3s, but the Health Watch points out that eating fish provides other important nutrients like selenium, antioxidants and protein.

People who eat fish and cut down on meat and cheese could add other healthy food like vegetables and brown rice to their diet.

A word of caution: live fishes may absorb contaminants found in the waters. Methyl mercury and PolyChlorinated Biphenyls that fish absorb by fishes may cause harm.

Research says that pregnant women and children should limit their intake of high-mercury species like swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish, among others. Farmed fish like salmon have little mercury, but they may have PCBs.

Health Watch recommends peeling the skin and fat of the fish before cooking to minimise harm. They also suggest limiting the consumption of farmed and wild salmon.

But fish is not the only source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Bijal says any food containing the Omega-3 fatty acids is good for health.

Here are some examples for our vegetarian readers:

Whole grains, like wholewheat and wheatgerm
Raw tofu
Cooked soyabean
Leafy green vegetables, like spinach


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Thanks for the reminder, Inda. And thanks to the rest of you for those beautifully decorated comments. I really enjoyed them.

This was a well-timed post for me. Since the first of the year, I have been making small, healthy changes. I'm not dieting, but I have lost a few pounds just by trying to eat better and be more active. And I feel lots better. And the great part of making one little change at a time is I'm doing pretty good at keeping up with it.

Uh-oh. I started this because I was going to post a website a friend told me about. And I forgot what it was! I think maybe i have been working too much. I haven't had a day off in about three weeks. (Not part of my getting healthy plan!) Anyway, I will get back to you all on the website asap.
Thank you all for your nice replies and images.

Susan you are right about slowly changing from not so good habits to better ones. If you do it suddenly you might go back to the old ways.

I try to be really good during the week, but I will enjoy my treats and goodies on the weekends.

here is someone else who loves fish


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Best & Worst Seafood Choices

Our guide can help you choose fish that are healthy for the oceans and safe to eat. (Learn about seafood and your health and fish to avoid.)
Green text indicates fish that are both high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in environmental contaminants.
Red text indicates fish that are high in mercury or PCBs (see individual fish pages for more information).

Seafood Selector FAQ: Get answers to your common questions.
Pocket Seafood Selector: Print a wallet-sized copy of this list.


Abalone (U.S. farmed)


Arctic char (farmed)

Catfish (U.S. farmed)

Caviar (U.S. farmed)

Clams (farmed)

Crab - Dungeness, snow (Canada), stone

Crawfish (U.S.)

Halibut - Pacific (Alaska)

Herring - Atlantic (U.S., Canada)

Mackerel - Atlantic

Mahimahi (U.S. Atlantic)

Mussels (farmed)

Oysters (farmed)

Sablefish/black cod (Alaska)

Salmon - wild (Alaska), canned pink/sockeye


Scallops - bay (farmed)

Shrimp - northern (Canada), Oregon pink, U.S. farmed

Spot prawns

Striped bass (farmed)

Sturgeon (U.S. farmed)

Tilapia (U.S.)

WorstCaviar (wild)

Chilean seabass/toothfish

Cod - Atlantic


Halibut - Atlantic



Orange roughy

Rockfish/rock cod (Pacific)

Salmon - Atlantic (farmed)


Shrimp/prawns (imported)



Sturgeon (wild)

Swordfish (imported)


Tuna - bluefin

Lowest In Mercury

Blue crab (mid-Atlantic)
Fish Sticks
Flounder (summer)
Trout (farmed)
Salmon (wild Pacific)
Shrimp *
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A new study shows that the more fish diabetic women eat the less likely they are to develop heart disease.
The author of this study is Dr. Frank Hu, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harward School of Public Health...

...They found that diabetic women who ate fish five days a week had a 65 % lower risk of heart disease than diabetic women who never ate fish. Even for diabetic women who ate fish once or twice a week, there was a 40% lower risk of heart disease.

Not all fish are created equal, Hu says. "Dark meat fish such as salmon have more omega-3 fatty acids so they are probably more beneficial."

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Thank you for this additional information.

By simply substituting broiled, steamed or baked seafood -- especially fatty species such as salmon -- for meat or poultry a couple of times per week, one can increase the intake of omega-3s and help reduce the amount of unhealthful saturated and trans fat one eats.

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