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Most fish are no carb, low cal, high protein and some even contain beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids that are good for heart health. While there has always been talk about the fish containing mercury the benefits of the fatty acids outweigh the negatives of the mercury especially in post menapausal women and middle aged men. Worth noting is that some fish, such as tilapia and catfish, have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids and high levels of arachidonic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid that's also found in red meat and egg yolks. Eating too much arachidonic acid can increase your risk of heart disease because it can cause inflammation, which can contribute to the buildup of plaques in your arteries. This can cause coronary artery disease, a heart attack or stroke. With that said, fish (like anything else in moderation) should be added to your healthy eating plan.
You may wish to consider your healthier options for fish as baked, poached or broiled while avoiding fried fish. The best fish options that include the beneficial total grams of Omega 3 fatty acids are Mackerel 2.6 g; Trout, lake 2.0 g; Herring 1.7 g; Tuna, bluefin 1.6 g; Salmon 1.5 g; Sardines, canned 1.5 g; Sturgeon, Atlantic 1.5 g; Tuna, albacore 1.5 g; Whitefish, lake 1.5 g; Anchovies 1.4 g; and Bluefish with 1.2 g.
With portion sizes of approximately 3 ounces, the following food facts were found in “The Biggest Loser: Complete Calorie Counter” by Cheryl Forberg, RD, and the Biggest Loser experts and staff.
Baked sea bass at 105 calories with 20 g protein; Baked Atlantic Cod with 89 calories and 19 g protein; Baked dolphin at 93 calories with 20 g protein; Baked Flounder with 100 calories and 21 g protein; Baked Halibut at 119 calories and 23 g protein; Baked Spanish Mackerel at 134 calories and 20 g protein; Baked Mahi Mahi with 93 calories and 20 g protein; and the list goes on and on. The list contains the nutritional information for tuna, swordfish, sole, trout, smelt and other fish and seafood options.
Now, worth noting is the Burger King Spicy BK Big Fish sandwich contains 620 calories, 24 g protein and a staggering 67 grams of carbs. So much for having it your way!
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