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Foods That Fight Pain

Dr. Weil gives information about how to eat to fight inflamation.  He talks about eating fish.  But, which fish are best?  Here are some ideas.  We need 500mg of omega-3 fatty acids in our diet to help with minimizing the rish of heart disease and cognitive decline.  Two to three servings of 4 oz of omega-3 rich fish should be enough, depending on the level of omega 3s in the fish, according to current research.

  • Sardines, canned in oil, drained 4 oz./ 1800mg
  • Tuna, canned in water, drained 4 oz./ 300mg
  • Cod, fresh and frozen, cooked 4 oz./ 600mg
  • Mackerel, canned, drained 4 oz./ 2200mg
  • Swordfish, fresh and frozen, cooked 4 oz./1700mg
  • Crab, soft shell, cooked 4 oz./600mg
  • Lobster, cooked 4 oz./100mg
  • Salmon, canned, drained 4 oz./2200mg
  • Scallops,  4 oz./500mg
  • Mahi mah,i 4 oz./  170mg
  • Oysters, 4 oz/  .49 – 1.52mg
  • Sole, 4 oz/  640mg

Additional information can be found at:

Mayo Clinic: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Fish Oil, and Alphalinolenic Acid

Fish, Levels of Nercury and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The Right Way to Get Your Omega 3-s and 6-s

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Mon, December 22 2008 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition