Posts tagged fish
Beyond Ocean Wise

British Columbians can rejoice as Choices Markets now offers 100% Ocean Wise fresh seafood – a first in this province! Ocean Wise is so important because it makes sustainable seafood easy. Seafood lovers do not need to think twice about the environmental impacts of transporting and preserving catch once we see that Ocean Wise symbol on our seafood. Ocean Wise addresses fishing & farming techniques, resource management to protect the health of our waters, by-catch concerns and species abundance but let’s move beyond Ocean Wise and talk about two other fishy concerns.  

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A Closer Look at Organic Foods - Part 3

The whole premise surrounding organic food makes it really tough for consumers and nutrition expects because there is no clear consensus for what to do. Even as I’m writing this I’m telling you two different things because I’m also conflicted. I don’t want to tell you not to eat organic food because some of it is better for the environment or promotes fair trade between the farmer and consumer. But on the other hand some organic products are a huge marketing ploy, for example Dole bananas. Here’s my advice – eat more fruits and vegetables whether it be organic or not. Try to buy local or sustainable products and just be more conscious regarding where your food is coming from. One step at a time - right?

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Here Fishy Fishy

Now that you know heart-healthy fats exist, adding flavor and texture to your food while providing energy and vitamins to your body, I thought this would be a good time to introduce you to my two friends omega-3 and omega-6. Both of these guys are essential fatty acids. ‘Essential’ means you need to eat foods containing these two fatty acids because your body is unable to make them by itself.

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