We know that there is the good fats, omega 3 in fish, but, unfortunately, thee is also the bad stuff, the mercury toxins.
Most of us do not get enough Omega 3’s in our diet. And, if life was good, if the earth was good, if our water was good, we could eat all the fish we needed to fulfill our bodies requireemtn for fish oils. But, alas, we have ruined our environment, and, along with it the purity of our fish.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) are essential fatty acids, And that means, we need them, our bodies cannot produce them. And one place to get them is fish… Or, we can get them from supplements, because we just shouldn’t eat too much fish because of the toxins.
Here’s the list from the American Heart Association:
Grams of omega-3 fatty acids per 3oz (85g) serving of popular fish
Tuna (canned, light) -0.17-0.24
Cod – 0.15–0.24
Catfish – 0.22–0.3
Grouper – 0.23
Halibut – 0.60–1.12
Mahi mahi -0.13
Orange roughy- 0.028
Red snapper- 0.29
Swordfish – 0.97
King mackerel -0.36
Type of fish-Mercury level
Canned tuna – 0.12
It’s important to get your Omega 3’s, so you can eat fish and supplement with Omega 3 oil or capsules!