The Verdict on Fish: How to Get the Most Health Benefits From Your Seafood

Our Health Editor-at-Large, Madelyn Fernstrom sets the record straight (9 Photos)

Madelyn Fernstrom on May 5, 2011 at 9:54AM

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The Verdict on Fish: How to Get the Most Health Benefits From Your Seafood

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How Can You Tell if a Fish is Fresh?

At your supermarket’s seafood counter? Take a whiff of the fish you want prior to purchase. Why? Experts say fresh fish should possess a fresh ocean scent and never smell ‘fishy.’ Off-putting odors often indicate the presence of sickness-causing bacteria.

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