Q: Alina, I just watched the Seaspiracy documentary on Netflix and I am really grossed out with the seafood industry. Yet, I still want to eat fish, shrimp and all that yummy stuff. What do I do??
A: I totally get it. It's hard not to be moved by the movie and yet it's also hard to do something. But not to worry! I have a few ideas to share in this podcast and video.
After I recorded I realized I didn't answer what one can do if you choose to continue eating fish. What are the best options? So here are my answers to that:
SKIP: Tuna and Tilapia. Tuna has way too much mercury and tilapia is raised in horrible conditions and full of yucky stuff you don't want to eat.
SWAP: Choose organic farm-raised salmon instead of wild salmon. My current concern is the radiation and pollution in our oceans that are poisoning wild salmon, so I personally eat sustainably-raised organic salmon.
To make sure I get my Omega-3's I eat flax seeds, chia seeds and walnuts. I also take Krill oil once in a while.
CHOOSE: Go for the small fish such as sardines. They are rich in Omega-3's and since they are tiny, they don't have a long life-span so they don't have time to accumulate junk in their tissues. Of course, please choose only from small sustainable fisheries and consume only when needed, not for entertainment.
BEST CHOICE: Plantbased salmon and other vegan options at gtfoitsvegan.com. They have amazing foods like the shrimp and salmon among others.
For more ideas, stories and tips please watch the video or listen to the podcast.
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