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Which salmon should I buy?

By Lisa Gosselin, March 14, 2012 - 1:12pm

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Lisa asks: Do you buy wild or farmed salmon?


Wild only. I am on a health program that requires a lot of Omega 3s and I cannot see the point of eating farmed fish that has a high level of Omega 6s (the ones that CAUSE inflammation).


06/12/2012 - 11:35am

I grilled both tonight. The farmed salmon seemed less fishy than the wild. Both were very good though.


08/03/2012 - 3:17am

Omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for heltah and lubricate the skin from the inside out. Many heltah experts are advising against using oils that are high in omega 6s because they believe that the imbalance of omega 3s to omega 6s increases the risks of getting chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and several others. They recommend that the best way to stay balanced with omega-3s and omega 6s is to get omega-6s from whole foods like nuts and seeds and to get omega-3 from fish (in moderation) and fish oil. Other foods like walnuts and flax seeds also contain omega 3s but are not quite the same as the omega-3s in fish and fish oil. Health advocates are recommending avoiding the use of omega 6 oils such as sunflower oil, soybean oil, and several others. I've learned that the 3 major steps to get clear skin from the inside are: Detoxification (especially the liver and colon), Super Food Nutrition (raw super foods and raw fats like avocados, coconut oil, fish oil, olive oil), and Hydration (water, juicing, raw fruits, and drinking aloe vera gel/juice). Hydration and raw oils will clear your skin and moisturize it from the inside out.


08/21/2012 - 10:50am

I understand that salmon farmed in Norway is much healthier than salmon farmed in South America and the Atlantic.


09/20/2012 - 5:23pm

If wild salmon is available, I would certainly go for that one. However, if it ain't available, then I won't mind eating farmed salmon.


11/24/2012 - 12:38am

I only buy wild salmon.


12/11/2012 - 5:07pm

Farmed is crap - mushy texture . Cannot beat the wild real deal !


01/12/2013 - 2:32pm



04/26/2013 - 5:43pm

I try to avoid farmed salmon. It's not that I would know the difference if it was served. I have been told that farmed is not good for the environment or for my health, so I let that be my guide.


04/28/2013 - 10:32pm

is frozen salmon good for you too, or only fresh


05/12/2013 - 2:10pm

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