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seafood vs. landfood

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2011 at 10:13 PM

lately i've been noticing a contingent of paleo that recommends eating at least half of daily protein as seafood, either fish or shellfish.
also sisson recently did those articles on wild & farmed seafood.
i haven't eaten seafood in a long time, but lately i am wanting some shellfish. however i do not want to get a reaction, like i have in the past from questionable origin shrimp.

anyway i'm wondering what people think in regards to seafood consumption, heavy metals, farmed vs wild, and shellfish vs fish.

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yeah, hard to find non-asian farmed shellfish recently...

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on June 06, 2011
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When it comes to finfish - Wild, wild wild!!!! For so many reasons - both for your health and for the environment.

When it comes to sedentary shellfish (bivalves) farmed is ok. I would stay away from farmed shrimp/prawns (they can be nasty on the environment where they are cultured - as well goodness only knows what they are fed.

Eat seafood if you are craving it for sure! Watch the higher order fish (tuna etc) for mercury (limit yourself to 3-5 servings a week). If you've had a reaction in the past, integrate slowly back into your diet and carefully monitor your reaction to the fish.

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on June 07, 2011
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yeah, hard to find non-asian farmed shellfish recently...

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