Nutrition

Fish VS Beef

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Is fish better than beef?

Red meat to the test against fish. After going through the data, believe years can be added to your life by simply replacing red meat with ¾ pounds of fish once a week. Don't get me wrong. I whole-heartedly endorse fish. There are few places you can find an outstanding nutritional profile that adds essential fatty acids on top of it all. But there are two things you need to know here:

  • They're unfairly pinning an increased cardiovascular risk on red meat because people aren't eating fish. After all, one of the best ways to keep your ticker ticking is to get some omega-3s from fish. Sure, you won't get that from beef, but that's not to say beef is bad.
  • The type of fish you eat matters.
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As good as some fish are for you, others are just as bad. For instance, some fish carry high levels of mercury, when a big fish eats a smaller fish, it also eats mercury along with it. And since the bigger fish can't detox it, it begins to build up. Which means that the bigger predator fish have the most mercury. And that means tuna is NOT the best source of fish and should be eaten in moderation. Conversely, fatty fish like herring, mackerel, and sardines will help you live a longer, healthier life because of their excellent omega-3 profile. Just remember, that doesn't make beef bad. Just make sure you're it in moderation, and getting plenty of "good fish" in your diet. If you're not eating fatty fish at least once a week, look to a high-quality omega-3 fish oil that is certified free of mercury and PCBs.