Index to more 10 Commandments

...for Eating Fish

  1. Fish from cold waters are more likely to be disease- and pollution-free. 
  2. Oily fishes are the best for Omega-3 factors, one of the most valuable nutritional qualities that fish contain. 
  3. For weight loss, go for tuna packed in water.  Drain well.  (The dogs will love the juice added to their food.)   For lower cholesterol rather than fat free, use tuna packed in oil.  Drain very well; even rinse a little which will greatly reduce calories.  The oil leeches off some of the cholesterol that tuna contains.  Oil-packed tuna also tastes better, for fussy eaters.
  4. Select small to medium fish.  An incredible amount of sewage, industrial waste and farming chemicals are being drained into the oceans every day.   Big fish eat little fish and little fish eat smaller fish, ad infinitum... therefore very large fish can carry a build-up of pollutants.
  5. Beware of large warm-water reef fish that eat algae; they can at times carry a dangerous toxin.
  6. Be careful of river, swamp or bay fish.  Millions of toilets and washing machines and enormous amounts of factory sewage and farming chemicals are dumped into our streams.  The fish eat, drink, breath and live in this filth and accumulate dangerous levels of germs, and toxins including pesticides, lead, mercury and other dangerous chemicals.  Be sure the fish in your area are safe to eat. 
  7. Farm-raised fish are an excellent choice.  They are mostly grain-fed, a renewable resource, and toxins are usually filtered out of their waters.  Farm raised salmon, however, are lacking in many of the nutritional qualities found in wild red salmon.
  8. Soak strong tasting fish in milk to give it a better flavor.  You can even freeze it in milk for moistness and improved taste.
  9. Learn to season and cook fish properly.  If the family doesn't dig in with gusto, sharpen your techniques.  You owe it to yourself and to them to make the most of this healthy, economical and tasty dish.
  10. Never, ever give small children fish with bones.  Encourage older kids (and adults) to ignore table manners and use fingers as well as forks in order to eat fish safely and easily.  


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