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The Healthiest Seafood

Is fish good for you? People really can’t seem to decide. One day it’s the healthiest thing you could possibly put in your body, and the next, it’s practically labeled toxic.

Fish reduces the risk of heart disease and promotes brain development, but it also contains high levels of mercury and other contaminants. Will the experts just make up their minds already?

Good news, fish lovers! The general consensus is that you don’t have to avoid most fish, but you should choose the healthiest types, whenever possible. Here are the healthiest fish that you should eat, based on an analysis of contaminants:

  • Anchovies
  • Clams
  • Cod (Atlantic)
  • Crab (Dungeness, U.S. king, and snow)
  • Crawfish (U.S.)
  • Haddock (trawl)
  • Herring (Atlantic)
  • Lobster (U.S./Maine)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Mussels (blue)
  • Oysters (farmed)
  • Red porgy (U.S.)
  • Salmon (canned)
  • Sardines
  • Scallops (bay, farmed)
  • Shrimp (pink, Oregon)
  • Shrimp/prawns (imported)
  • Squid
  • Tilapia

Whatever you do, just don’t eat bluefin tuna! (Why not?) Sorry, sushi lovers. It’s the price we have to pay for good health.

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