Is Trout Paleo?


Omega-3 vs. Omega-6

Trout is fish and you should always be sure to eat your fish. It is one of the best sources of omega-3 fats available to us (a type of polyunsaturated fat, or PUFA, with anti-inflammatory properties). One of the main problems with the Standard American Diet (SAD) is it tends to be extremely high in omega-6 fats (which are inflammatory) and relatively low in omega-3 fats. Ideally, we should be consuming at least as many omega-3 as omega-6 fats, if not more, but the SAD has reversed that.

Farmed vs. Wild-Caught

Trout is also one of the safest fish to eat. As with terrestrial meat, much of the seafood sold in our grocery stores today has been raised on fish farms, many of which compromise the health (and therefore nutritional profile) of the fish, but this doesn’t appear to be the case with trout. The omega-3:omega-6 ratio remains solid and it’s still an excellent source of selenium and B vitamins (particularly B12).

Mark Sisson included trout in his list of some of the safest seafood we can buy.

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