03 Aug '12, 11am

Study: Sustainable Seafood is Usually the Healthiest

Study: Sustainable Seafood is Usually the Healthiest

Navigating the mind-boggling maze of fish eating is so complicated that many a conscientious fish eater throw up their hands in defeat. Determining which options are sustainable (a status that shifts with time and depends on a number of variables) and from there figuring out which species offer the least amount of mercury, PCBs and dioxins is a task beyond the bandwidth of most people facing the fish counter. Some markets, like Whole Foods, have stopped the sale of unsustainable fish , but that still leaves matters of toxins a mystery. If you're a vegetarian, of course, this isn't an issue. But for omnivores and particularly pescatarians who rely on fish for their protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, it's a vexing predicament. And with the Harvard School of Public Health study showing that eating a modest amount of fish per week reduces the risk of death from coronary heart di...

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