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Fish, just like meat, has had its fair share of controversy through the years with mixed opinions from the public on whether we should eat it or not. The main reason is danger of extinction, due to overfishing. There is also a misconception that certain fish – or too much of it – may be bad for you. Is that true?

We investigate, interviewing award winning nutritionist in the south coast of England, Claire Ruiz.


‘Fish provides a healthy lean protein and should be part of a balanced diet.  The recommendation is to have at least two servings of fish per week. One of these should be an oily fish, such as Salmon, which is high in omega 3 and has a mild enough flavour to appeal to people who don’t like strong tastes. ‘ Claire also confirmed that there are no ‘bad fish’ but that if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you shouldn’t consume more than 2 portions of oily fish per week due to some containing low levels of toxins.

Many people complain saying that seafood is expensive and it takes longer to cook.

Claire addresses this by saying:

‘Tinned tuna is very versatile and relatively inexpensive. This could be used to make a family friendly pasta bake.’

‘Salmon fillets are also versatile and mix well with flavours such as pesto, chili, teriyaki.’

And for anyone looking for more sustainable sea life, here at Perks of Being a Pescaterian we personally recommend Pollock fillets since they’re cheaper than Cod and a great alternative.

No more excuses, fish is a must in your meal routine.



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