Navigating Unhealthy Fish vs. Healthy Fish

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The culinary world when it comes to fish is truly a dynamic one. Fish is one of the most healthy things you can eat, and yet at the same time it’s also dangerous to eat if you’re not careful. If you’re trying to learn the ins and outs of healthy fish eating, here’s a quick crash course to guide you on your fishy path.

Labels are Important

When eating fish, one thing you can do to give you a little bit of peace of mind is to read the labels. Certain certifications, such as MSC, which stands for Marine Stewardship Council, or ASC, which stands for Aquaculture Stewardship Council, are generally well-reputable indicators of healthy prepared fish.

Always Fresh

Another thing that’s important to consider is the freshness of the fish. While other foods might hold up better when left out for some time, that’s not the case when it comes to fish. Be mindful of how the fish smells, because it’s better to be safe than sorry if you smell something funky.

Proper Prepping

Finally, something that really helps optimize the health of the fish you eat is preparing it properly. From freezing it after it’s caught (which should’ve already been done before you bought it) to cooking it in the oven, this can also ensure that the fish you eat is healthy.