The Japanese do a lot right when it comes to their food. But what about their fish? Aren't their waters just as polluted as the rest of the world? I think that the waters around Norway and probably Iceland are some of the best for fish. I like to eat sardines that are caught in Norwegian waters. Besides Salmon, sardines are some of the best fish for O-3's. It has to do with the fact that they are so small and don't have a long enough lifespan to accumulate a lot of mercury. It's the large older fish that have so much mercury, like tuna.
That's good advice about fish oil. I have been buying fish oil that is molecularly distilled. Carlson's, though not distilled, is supposed to be an excellent brand. It's third-party tested for mercury, etc.
> I've read a lot about fish, or Omega3 oils,
> which can also be found in walnuts, and
> other nuts probably, but walnuts come
> immediately to mind. I believe salmon is one
> of the best fish for Omega3 oils, but most
> people can't get enough through their daily
> diet so a supplement is suggested.
> If you choose to take a supplement, please
> avoid el-cheapo walmarto, which is totally
> not reliable as to the source, and try to
> find a brand you trust and you know where
> the oil is coming from, what kind of fish
> they are extracting it from, where the fish
> live, are they farmed or wild fish, things
> like that. Fish can contain high levels of
> mercury due to chemical deposits into the
> oceans and fish who are farmed lived closer
> to the shore and in the water that is
> polluted, whereas wild fish are a healthier
> choice, though more expensive.
> Of course, here in Japan, fish is a part of
> the daily diet, and salmon is eaten probably
> 5 times/week, besides other fish. The
> Japanese are considered the smartest and the
> longest lived people in the world, perhaps
> the fish has helped?