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Seafood Carb Chart - Atkins

If you're into seafood, here's a carb chart to help you determine what seafood items will work well on your low carb or Atkins diet. Seafood can be full of omega-3 oils which are important for healthy brain functioning.

In general, seafood is completely carb free! Just remember to order or prepare the fish grilled or steamed, and not breaded.

All servings are 6oz in size.

Fish
Anchovies in Oil - 0g
Bass - 0g
Bluefish - 0g
Carp - 0g
Catfish - 0g
Cod - 0g
Flounder - 0g
Halibut - 0g
Herring - 0g
Mackerel - 0g
Mahi mahi - 0g
Monkfish - 0g
Pollock - 0g
Roughy - 0g
Salmon - 0g
Scrod - 0g
Shad - 0g
Snapper - 0g
Sturgeon - 0g
Swai - 0g
Swordfish - 0g
Tilapia - 0g
Trout - 0g
Tuna - 0g
Whitefish - 0g

Shellfish
Clams - 8.7g
Crab - 0g
Crawfish - 0g
Lobster - 2.2g
Mussels - 6g
Oysters - 12.5g
Scallops - 3.9g
Shrimp - 0g
Squid - 14g

Fish and Mercury
While it's absolutely critical for you to get those omega-3 oils into your body on a regular basis, it's also important to do this in moderation. Many fish do have small amounts of mercury in them.

Your body can naturally process that mercury when taken in small doses. However, if you were to embark on a diet of all tuna fish, all the time, your body would be less happy with you.

Most doctors recommend eating one to two servings a fish a week - but not twenty servings of fish.

Study links Fish Eating to Decreased Alzheimer´s
Omega-3 Fats, Fish Oil, DHA and EPA

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