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US Seafood Consumption Is Up, but Many Are Still Making Unhealthy Purchasing Choices

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  • Americans increased their seafood consumption by nearly 1 pound per person in 2015, to an average of 15.5 pounds per year, or just over 4.75 ounces per week
  • That’s the largest increase in seafood consumption in two decades. However, we still fall short of dietary recommendations, which call for 8 ounces of seafood per week
  • Most would benefit from eating more fish, but be mindful of your choices. The healthiest and least risky in terms of contamination are wild-caught Alaskan salmon, sockeye salmon and smaller fish like anchovies, sardines, mackerel and herring

By Dr. Mercola

According to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Americans increased their seafood consumption by nearly 1 pound per person in 2015, to an average of 15.5 pounds per year, or just over 4.75 ounces per week.


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