Omega 3's & Fish

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Q: I'm trying to increase my intake of healthy omega-3's and have been turning to lots of fish lately! I'm wondering what the difference is between regular salmon or tuna and sushi-grade salmon or tuna? Do I really need to use sushi-grade when making sushi and where do I find sushi-grade tuna or salmon? -Diane

A: Most salmon varieties provide about 900 mg of EFAs (mostly DHA) per 5-6 oz. serving (whether it's sushi-grade or not). Tuna has only about half of that. The more important issue is mercury and PCB contamination. Choose fish from cleaner waters and if you can, purchase organic or wild fish rather than farm-raised fish., the Healthy Shopper's sister company, has a number of articles about fish quality and EFA content.


By Lisa Tsakos| August 26, 2009
Categories:  Eat

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Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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