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The Best Fish Food
If a slab of salmon looked as sexy on the upper lip of celebs as the milk mustache, then something tells us doctors would have long ago asked advertisers to switch up their marketing tactics. This pink fish and its omega-3 fatty acids have been long touted by health experts as having supernatural powers, including strengthening the immune system, fortifying your heart, improving eyesight and mental health, and even erasing wrinkles and crow's feet.
But the information that many health enthusiasts may be missing during their fishy crusade is that not all salmon has been swimming down the same nutrition-packed waters. In fact, many have been fluttering their fins in quite the opposite direction.
Much of the salmon sold in the United States is farm-raised. This has become a problem, experts say, because farmers use a cheaper feed made from vegetable oils instead of a more expensive fish oil-based feed. This compromise has in turn affected the quality of the product people are consuming, according to NutritionData’s chief nutritionist, Monica Reinagel.
To eat the right fish, Reinagel says that farm-raised salmon fits the bill, but only if it has been eating a 100 percent fish-oil based diet. And since that is a near-impossible factor to figure out when you are shopping at the local market, she suggests choosing wild salmon in order to reap the maximum anti-aging and disease prevention benefits.
Planning dinner? Try a wild-caught salmon burger or a salad flanked with our pink friend. It will rock your socks and slap those wrinkles right off your face! [Nutrition Data]