at Riverside Dental Group will suggest the best types of fish and preparations for optimal health benefits.

What Fish to Choose, and How to Cook It

The heart-healthiest seafoods are darker in color. Think bluefish, mackerel, and salmon. These types of fish have been linked to a 22 percent lower risk of heart failure. When it comes to cooking and preparing your fish, avoiding deep frying is obviously a wise choice. Even one small serving of fried fish each week can land you smack dab in the higher risk category for heart disease. Heart failure can be triggered by the way your body processes trans fats. Poaching, steaming, baking, grilling, or broiling are much better preparation methods if your health is a concern to you.

Worried About Mercury?

One of the common concerns when it comes to upping one’s consumption of fish is mercury poisoning. This is an interesting correlation to dental health because many people also worry about receiving too much mercury exposure from amalgam dental fillings. The U.S, National Fisheries Institute says there has “never been a confirmed case of mercury toxicity in the United States through eating commercial seafood.” On the other hand it says, “Eighty-four thousand Americans die every year due to a lack of the omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in fish.” When in doubt, consult your dentist and/or general physician about mercury concerns. Tuna, lobster, and swordfish are said to have the most potent mercury levels of all seafood, so eat them only on rare occasions.

Visit Your Corona Dentists

To schedule a consultation with your Corona dentists for any of your dental needs, contact our 92879 dentist office today by calling (951) 273-9580. We offer preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to ensure optimum oral health, and we welcome patients from Corona and surrounding communities.