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6 of the healthiest fish to eat (and 6 to avoid)

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., February 22, 2012 - 1:02pm

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Brierley asks: Which fish on these lists do you eat or avoid?


Sea bass


10/18/2015 - 9:26am

I eat fresh water Salmon, Tilapia, and Albacore.


09/22/2015 - 1:32pm

Salmon I like the taste


09/21/2015 - 3:30pm

I love Chilean Sea Bass but you just scared me away from it!!


09/19/2015 - 4:53pm

Are you kidding me? Farmed salmon number 6 healthiest cause they use less feed and aren't all that contaminated? They still lack the muscle that just about every wild fish gains, eat contaminated and processed feed and are given antibiotics. The article should be re-titled to 6 fish that might not harm the environment all that much if we eat them. These are in no way shape or form the 6 healthiest fish.


09/14/2015 - 8:03pm

No Anchovies in good list??


08/12/2015 - 12:48pm

I eat crab,mussels,fish (red snapper,salmon,tilapia) shrimp,clams but sea food everyday & I think I'm ok??


08/09/2015 - 4:35pm

For starters, I avoid ALL "farmed" fish. If I cannot find a certain fish that is not "farmed" or not from a bad country of origin, I just find another meal to make. I'm a little surprised Mahi-Mahi is not on the list and that farm raised Salmon IS on the list..... Mahi-Mahi is considered a protein food by the USDA and has several B vitamins as well. I found this article to raise more questions than it answered imo.... To me, the list just felt like it was "made up" in a way to try to support fish farms.... Blah, I guess the "good for you AND good for environment" part allows them to use their own judgement to decide what they think is the top 6 best and worst fish to eat with respect to health benefits.... err... environmental benefits.


07/01/2015 - 12:29pm

Number 1, Farmed Catfish
Number 2. Albacore
Number 3. Cod, Pacific
Number 4 Mahi Mahi
Number 5 Yellow Tail Tuna wild caught
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06/27/2015 - 3:16pm

salmon wild


06/23/2015 - 9:32am

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