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How can I get omega-3 fatty acids if I don't like fish?

I know fish is good for you and that there aren't many things with omega 3 fatty acids in them. My question is, if I don't like fish or fish oil what could replace that?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

One reason people don't like fish is due to the poor quality of fish that they have had in the past. Starting with a mildly-flavored fish like sole or tilapia and purchasing it as fresh as possible from a really reputable shop may help you learn to enjoy it.

Likewise, buying frozen fish and thawing it only when you need it is a good strategy as it will be almost as "fresh" tasting as fish that has never been frozen.

Try one of my Fish Main Course recipes and see if you don't like fish when it's really fresh and prepared well.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet