Tips on Buying Safe Fish from expert Kimberly Stewart, author of Eating Between the Lines:
1. SALMON: Fresh – wild Pacific on delivery day. Frozen – wild Pacific, up to $3.00 a pound cheaper. Farmed – none (Atlantic salmon is farmed).
Canned – all wild from Alaska.
2. TUNA: Canned - Tongol or light (rest have mercury issues)
3. SHRIMP: Frozen – US only – look for Marine Stewardship Council seal
4. FARMED: US only – talapia, cat fish, trout
5. FRESH: only on day delivered to store
Keep your eyes out for the Marine Stewardship Council seal as it means it was raised with sustainable practices – no bad stuff. Fish provides invaluable Omega 3s and other nutrients we all need to eat. Listen to this show for more tips, including kid-friendly recipes! (www.iTunes.com, podcast, “Better Food Choices”) – worth your time!
… for the health of families,
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Dr. Oz has moms wondering whether to feed their kids apple juice or not. It is time to narrow down the truths so you can make good decisions. First one: do not buy imported fresh or processed produce. Those from Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand may be excepted due to their strict produce guidelines. Most other countries, and especially China, have suspect produce practices. This is where metals, such as arsenic are being found. Buy 100% U.S.A. Secondly: Buy local and even better, organic. Thirdly: Dilute all 100% juices when serving, or, skip them all together and feed your kids organic apples. Sugar added juices should be a no. Water, plain or with lemon juice is what kid really need. Save safe fruit juices as a treat.
… for the health of your family,