Which is Better for You: Farmed Fish or Wild Caught Fish?

Farm Raised or Wild Caught FishShould you be eating wild caught fish or is it still acceptable to purchase farmed? It’s a big question we face, particularly when we know we should likely be eating fish more frequently in our lives. Most nutrition recommendations suggest that we should have at least two fish or shellfish servings every week to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s, reduce heart disease risk, and simply maintain overall health.

That said, when we get to the fish options at our grocery store, we quickly discover that there are wild caught fish and farmed fish from which to choose. Is there a difference? If so, what is the difference? Does it have to do with the nutrients you obtain? Is the contaminant level different and does it impact the environment differently? Fortunately, there are answers.

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