This time Dr. Oz almost got it right!
On the Dr. Oz show airing January 26th, 2011, celebrity doctors Mehmet Oz and Mark Hyman highlight the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids – specifically DHA and EPA.
They are correct in identifying salmon as one of the healthiest and richest sources of DHA and EPA. Well done boys.
If it ended there, we could have given the boys an A+. But, it was during their subtle attempt to promote “wild” salmon over “farm-raised” salmon that the pair stumble.
Mark Hymen suggests that wild salmon has higher levels of DHA and EPA fats than farm-raised salmon.
Really Mark? Are you sure about that?
Well, salmon farmers have studied this closely, and fortunately for us, and unfortunately for Oz and Hymen, they are simply incorrect.
Here’s the proof, with a reference to the peer reviewed study to back it up.
The take home message is that all salmon, farmed or wild, is one of the best (if not, the best) sources of Omega 3/DHA/EPA.
So, Oz gets a B+ for now. But we have high hopes that he’ll study the subject next time before pretending to be the expert.