EWG’s Consumer Guide to Seafood

I often talk about the importance of eating fish high in omega-3. And I also recommend that fish high in mercury be avoided. To optimize omega-3 intake and also minimize mercury intake, there are three main fish that I have recommended over the years: salmon, sardines, and herring. If you don’t happen to like these three fish, you are not left with many safe and nutritious seafood options…until now.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has done an amazing job compiling research to create a user-friendly guide that shows you which fish are best to eat, not only based on omega-3 and mercury levels, but also on sustainability. Their Consumer Guide to Seafood makes it easy to eat the right seafood without the worry.

The site personalizes your recommendations based on your weight, age, gender, pregnancy or nursing status, and heart disease status. How great is that? This site takes out the guesswork. In addition to learning what seafood is safe, you will also learn how many servings you can eat per week.

I have been looking for a tool like this for some time now. Kudos to EWG for creating such a useful site. Check it out.

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