THE BEST FOODS TO HELP YOU FIGHT ALLERGIES
With pollen counts pumping up sooner than expected this year, many allergy sufferers will reach for eye drops, allergy shots and other medications for relief. But what about a plate of salmon, a kale salad or a crisp red pepper?
Allergy-fighting antihistamines come in pill and liquid forms, but they appear naturally vitamin C-packed vegetables. Those, as well as fish rich in Omega-3s, make up an anti-inflammatory diet that can help beat back allergy symptoms, says Emily Telfair, a naturopathic doctor in Baltimore.
Think of antihistamine medications "like the band-aid," she said, necessary for many just to get through the day. A few simple changes, though, may prevent your body from needing them in the first place.
"And food’s a good way to start," she said.
Here are food choices that can help alleviate allergies, and some you might want to avoid.
ALASKA SALMON HARVEST EXPECTED TO DOUBLE THIS YEAR
Alaska salmon fishermen could haul in a harvest nearly double last year's catch due to a projected uptick in the number of pinks.
An Alaska Department of Fish and Game report on 2017 salmon run forecasts and harvest projections pegs the catch at 204 million fish. That compares to just over 112 million salmon taken by fishermen in 2016.
The catch last season included 53 million sockeye salmon — the fifth-largest harvest since 1970 — but only 39 million pinks, the smallest since 1977.
2017 ALASKA SALMON HARVEST EXPECTED TO INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY
Forecasts for the 2017 Alaska salmon season predict that harvests will increase significantly over 2016, according to a forecast released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).
"If realized, the 2017 forecast total harvest of 204 million salmon would be substantially greater than the 112.5m salmon harvested during 2016; owing mostly to larger projected numbers of pink salmon harvested during 2017 than during 2016," the department said in its release announcing the forecast.
Alaska all-species salmon harvest for 2016 totaled 112.5m, which was about 49m less than the preseason forecast of 161m.
This combined harvest was composed of 434,000 Chinook salmon, 3.9m coho salmon and 16m chum salmon.
SEAFOOD LABELS TOO VAGUE, ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SAY
Environmental groups are giving Canada’s seafood labeling requirements an F grade due to their lack of details compared with American and European standards that specify the place of origin and other factors.
The report card released Thursday said Canada has the vaguest labeling on fish products among the three jurisdictions, increasing the risk of misrepresentation of what’s being sold.
Basics such as the species’ scientific names, along with how and where the fish was caught and processed, should be on the labels, said Colleen Turlo, a spokeswoman for Halifax-based Ecology Action Centre and co-author of the study.
“Inadequate seafood labeling means consumers don’t have adequate health and environmental information about the product,” Turlo said.
10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COWBOYS DL STEPHAN PAEA: FROM HIS TRIPLETS TO A SALMON DIET THAT 'THE ROCK' WOULD ENVY
Paea is a combined record holder. Since 2000, no one has bench-pressed more reps of 225 pounds than Paea's 49 in 2011. Larry Allen would be proud.
His diet is something to marvel at as well. According to CSN Mid-Atlantic writer JP Finlay, Paea would eat a ton of food during his offseason workouts.
"His daily diet called for a 10-egg omelet each morning, followed by a lunch of five chicken breasts. Occasionally he would substitute salmon fillets for the chicken breasts, just to mix it up. At dinner, Paea ate light but would include a shake with 40 to 50 grams of protein packed in. Per day, Paea worked to consume 120 to 150 grams of protein."
That sounds like something that rivals the diet of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
EAT FISH, NOT PILLS
For people thinking about taking fish oil supplements, my advice is to talk with your doctor first.
I personally would not recommend that you put anything in your body without very good evidence of benefit. If you want to get more fish oil in your diet, you are better off simply eating more fish (salmon).
Oily fish belongs in your diet — particularly as a replacement for red meats. Walk past the red meat counter at the grocery store every week and go instead to the seafood counter and get a nice piece of salmon. You reap a double benefit: a reduced intake of unhealthy saturated fats from red meat and ingestion of (potentially) heart-healthy fish oils.
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12 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SALMON FOR THE HEART, BRAIN, AND MUCH MORE
Is salmon healthy? It is a fair question given that salmon is an oily fish with a rich amount of fats. However, this fat is completely healthy and is good for the heart and skin.
Salmon is an excellent food source for the heart and brain. Medical studies have found that taking 0.45 to 4.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids can significantly improve heart function, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. The fish also contributes to cognitive health due to the presence of DHA—a type of omega-3 fatty acid.
It is worthy to note that wild salmon contains more nutritive value than the farmed ones. The farmed salmon are raised on an artificial pellet-based diet, rather than their natural diet consisting of crustaceans, flies, and smaller fish which they would otherwise consume in the wild. As a result, eating salmon from a hatchery will not benefit you as much as consuming the wild-caught salmon.
Here are the 12 health benefits of salmon.
OPTIONS FOR PACIFIC OCEAN SALMON SEASON
OPTIONS FOR UPCOMING Pacific Ocean salmon fisheries reflect concerns over poor projected returns of coho this year.
Three alternatives for ocean salmon fisheries were approved earlier this week for public review by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast.
Salmon managers developed options designed to protect the low number of wild coho expected to return to some Washington rivers this year while still providing some fishing opportunities, said Kyle Adicks, salmon fisheries policy lead for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
“With these options in hand, we’ll work with anglers to establish fisheries for 2017 that meet our conservation objectives for wild salmon,” Adicks said.
WATCH LIVE: MICHIGAN BALD EAGLE CAM
Watch the Michigan bald eagle cam in Beulah, Michigan.
The Bald Eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 and a symbol of resilience as a once endangered species. In partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, CarbonTV brings you 24/7 live streaming of this majestic creature in it’s native habitat. Join a pair of eagles in their nest 100 feet above ground as they battle the odds and elements to survive. Watch every second as they prepare their nest in the fall, lay their eggs in early spring and be the first to see the hatch and summer growth of the 2016 eagle chicks.
The CarbonTV Eagle Cam is located near the Platte River State Fish Hatchery, which was established in 1928 as a satellite rearing station and converted to the state's main salmon hatchery in 1972. This facility raises coho and chinook salmon and is the main egg take station for coho salmon in the Upper Great Lakes.