Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez recommends fish for all of his Gonzalez Metabolic Types. So we have ten delicious seafood recipes in The Gonzalez Protocol® Cookbook as well as simple preparation and cooking advice for cooking fresh fish.
Curious to learn which types of fish are the least contaminated and the most nutritious? Here is Dr. Gonzalez’s advice:
- Buy wild-caught seafood.
- Be concerned about fish contamination by mercury, PCBs, and other pollutants.
- Suitable fish: anchovies, catfish, cod, flounder, grouper, haddock, mahimahi, monkfish, perch, pollock, rockfish, skate, smelts, snapper, sole, tilapia, trout, walleye, and whiting) as well as fatty fishes such as Arctic char, bluefish, carp, eel, herring, mackerel (except king), mullet, sablefish, salmon, sardines, shad, and yellowtail.
- AVOID: halibut, king mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, pike, sea bass, shark, swordfish, tilefish, tuna, and white croaker. (The higher the fish is on the food chain and the longer-lived the fish, the greater the risk of toxic contamination which builds up over the years.) Gulf coast oysters should also be avoided.
- Deep cold water fishes caught off Iceland, the North Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, Australia and New Zealand tend to be the cleanest and most nutritious.
Tonight, I’m making broiled wild salmon with a scampi butter sauce. What will you be cooking up?
By Mary Beth Gonzalez