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Fish: Baked, Broiled, or Fried?

Does it matter how you cook your fish?

fishFish is a terrific source of lean protein. Cold water fish, especially salmon, provides heart healthy omega-3 fats in abundance. But does a fried fish burger provide the same heart protection as a grilled fillet of wild salmon? Let’s be honest. It would be a stretch to actually believe that a deep-fried battered hunk of seafood slathered in mayonnaise is remotely similar to a pristine cut of fresh fish. Nevertheless, perhaps goaded by their wishful patients, the question tempted the scientists studying the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). Now we have a clear and unequivocal answer: no.

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Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley

 

"Three fishers went sailing away to the west, Away to the west as the sun went down.''

– Charles Kingsley, The Three Fishers

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

 

"Fish and visitors smell in three days."