Jan. 18, 2011 -- Do you find yourself scratching your head at the seafood counter? For years we've been hearing about how healthy it is, but what about mercury? And which seafood is environmentally friendly?
Well to help you sort it all out the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program has developed some handy tools you can access right from your mobile phone at www.SeafoodWatch.org.
No cell phone? Just print out the pocket guide and stash it in your purse or wallet. Now when you're at the store you'll know exactly which seafood to add to your cart.
You may be surprised to know that some of the safest and healthiest choices are actually farm raised.
Bake, broil or grill, pair with veggies, such as broccoli sautéed in olive oil, and a whole grain, like brown or wild rice, and you have a dinner that earns an A+ for nutrition that you can feel good about feeding yourself and your family.
Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD is an ABC News contributor and Good Morning America Health's Food Coach. Through her New York City-based private practice Cynthia specializes in weight management and sports nutrition. She is the nutritionist for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays, and worked with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2007-2009. She's also the Weight Loss Coach columnist for Shape magazine and a New York Times best-selling author. Her newest book Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches will be released by Harper Collins December 28, 2010.