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Food Substitutes for Fish and Shellfish

If you have a fish or shellfish allergy, there aren’t really substitutes for either one.

Things to keep in mind:

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  • Get healthy oils elsewhere. If you're looking for healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, get them from plant sources instead. Walnuts, flaxseed oil, and canola oil can fill the bill.
  • Watch out for artificial seafood. Even foods like imitation crab meat may have fish or shellfish in it.

 

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on October 25, 2012

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