Safe and Healthy Seafood or Fish: Salmon, Shrimp, Cod, Tilapia
For many years, the American Heart Association has recommended that people should eat Safe & Healthy Seafood or Fish such as Salmon, Shrimp, Cod and Tilapia are healthy and rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least one to two servings a week to reduce risk of heart attack by a third or more.
For more information about the many choices of seafood regarding safety and health issues please refer to the seafood watch organization Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch
The State of Washington Department of Health has listed Safe & Healthy FishHealthy Fish Guide for some most consumed fish species safe to Eat 2 to 3 Meals Per Week.The Healthy Fish Guide is especially women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children to gain the health benefits from fish and reduce exposure to toxic chemicals such as mercury and PCBs.
Mayo Clinic website blog has useful summary of the eating plan of healthy fish that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Types of unsaturated fatty acid that reduce the risk of heart disease of sudden cardiac death; reduce inflammation throughout the body, that can damage our blood vessels and lead to heart disease; decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, boost immunity and improve arthritis symptoms, and in children may improve learning ability.
Fatty fish, such as salmon, herring and to a lesser extent tuna, contain the most omega-3 fatty acids but many types of seafood contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Some varieties of freshwater trout have relatively high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, but most freshwater fish have less omega-3 fatty acids than do fatty saltwater fish.
Some fish, such as Tilapia and catfish, don’t appear to be as heart healthy because they contain higher levels of unhealthy fatty acids. Some researchers are concerned about eating fish produced on farms as opposed to wild-caught fish. Researchers think antibiotics; pesticides and other chemicals used in raising farmed fish may have harmful effects to people who eat the fish. ”
To learn about safe and health fish, the Monterrey Bay Aquarium – is the credible Seafood Watch. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium, has combined data and come up with categorized lists of the Best of seafood that’s good for you and good for the environment; fairly average safe to consume and list of fish spices that the consumer should avoid, with facts of the origin and the method of how the fish caught.
Fortunately, Seafood Watch, the program run by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, has combined data from leading health organizations and environmental groups to come up with their list “Super Green: Best of the Best” of seafood that’s good for you and good for the environment.
Many other options are on the program’s list of “Best Choices” (seafoodwatch.org). The Blue Ocean Institute (blueocean.org) also has sustainability ratings and detailed information.
Addis Grill serves selected healthy fishes, based on the healthy fish guideline, and follows strictly the serving size guidelines; the origin of the fish and the fish species to prepare our fish menu as stated in the Monterrey Bay Aquarium guidelines.
Does it matter what kind of fish to eat?
Alaska’s wild salmon is best safe and health fish but is it affordable to average consumer? Besides are there inexpensive fish species with rich omega-3 fatty acids, beside salmon? Absolutely. Beside our Mediterranean & Ethiopian cuisines, Addis Grill serves selected safe and healthy fish menu twice a week that fits everyone’s budget.
The heart-healthy benefits of eating fish usually outweigh any risks, but due to affordability and the safety of healthy fish still many people concerned about mercury or other contaminants in fish. We know the price tag of fish in fancy restaurants that hyped based on their facility views, but our basic principal is that eating healthy Fish should not cost arms and legs to the average consumer.
We know precisely how to serve you healthy fish, prepared in the recommended healthy way that prepared just in front of the customer’s eyes in our open kitchen.
For these who want to prepare fish meal at home, there are other fishes rich of omega-3 fatty acids beside the Alaska’s wild-caught salmon, such as Cod Pacific or Atlantic, Trout, Tilapia, or Catfish, Farmed in U.S.
- Pacific Cod is Best Choice if it is from U.S., such as Alaska Cod, Gray Cod, True Cod, caught by Bottom Long line, Jig, Trap or Atlantic Cod is Best Choice if it is from Iceland, Northeast Arctic (by Norway, Russia) caught by Hook and line.
- Best Trout choice is Rainbow Trout, farmed in the U.S. in well-managed environmentally friendly ways. The recommend Alternative lake trout from Lake Superior and Lake Huron as a “Good Alternative,” while lake trout from Lake Michigan is ranked “Avoid.”
- Tilapia, Farmed in U.S., is a “Best Choice that farmed in closed recalculating systems in environmentally friendly ways.
- U.S. farmed catfish is a “Best Choice” because it’s farmed in an ecologically responsible manner. Us Catfish is raised in closed, inland ponds using circulating fresh water and fed a mostly vegetarian diet of soybeans, corn and rice or farmed in environmentally friendly ways.