LET’S GET FISHY! A little Q&A with some frequently asked questions about how to include more fish/fish oils into your diet.
SHOULD I TAKE FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS?
A: To put it simply – if you’re eating enough fish throughout the week, then no. There are so many fish oil supplements on the market these days it can be hard to know which types to take, how much to take etc. That’s another conversation for another day… What you need to know here is that fish oil supplements typically contain EPA and DHA, two types of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are typically extracted from fish or seafood, particularly oily fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel. If you’re eating enough of these types of fish, then there’s no need to supplement (think of the money you could save!).
SO HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
A: Eating 2-3 meals of fish (about 100-120g per uncooked portion) per week has been shown to benefit heart and mental health!
BUT I CAN’T ALWAYS BUY FRESH FISH…
A: Frozen, canned and fresh fish are all great sources of omega-3! Frozen and canned options are convenient, readily available and generally a bit cheaper than fresh too!
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO COOK FISH OR INCLUDE IT IN MY MEALS…
A: Canned and smoked fish are great in salads, sandwiches, scrambled eggs or as a snack on its own. Frozen and fresh fillets can easily be steamed, baked, grilled or crumbed (yay to homemade fish and chips) – you’re only limited by your imagination! You could even have it for breakfast…
Here, I added some smoked salmon on sourdough, topped it with avocado and cheese, then baked it until the cheese was melted 🤤
What are some of your own favourite fish recipes? 😋