Welcome to PURDY’S FISH MARKET one of Southwestern Ontario's finest
hidden gems offering you the finest in Fresh Lake Fish since 1900!


HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH states that eating 2/ 4oz. servings of fish each week decreases sudden cardiac death by 36% and total mortality by 17%! Why? Because of Omega-3 Fatty Acids found in Fish.

FAT IN FISH IS HEALTHY FAT – Fish is rich in Omega 3 FattyAcids. These Fatty Acids help reduce hardening of the arteries, help reduce Cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure and heart rate and therefore the risk of stroke

FISH OILS, LIKE ASPIRIN, KEEP YOUR PLATELETS FROM CLUMPING – This reduces your risk of strokes and heart attacks, as strokes and heart attacks occur due to blood clots and blood clots are caused when platelets in your blood clump

– Cholesterol and Saturated Fats have been associated with high blood pressure and heart disease
FOR EXAMPLE – 8oz. Catfish – 18% protein = 232 calories
- 8oz. Ground Beef – 18% protein = 640 calories

SOME STUDIES HAVE SHOW THAT EATING FISH APPEARS TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS FROM ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND OTHER FORMS OF DIMENTIA – A recent study at the University of Guelph using 70 elderly people showed that of those 70, _ of them have Alzheimer’s disease. When tested against the remainder of the group, it showed that the Alzheimer patients had lower levels of fatty acid from fish in their blood than the healthier people in the test group

FISH OILS OFFER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFITS – These benefits extend toward chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are comprised of DHA & EPA.
DHA-assists with Brain & Eye Development
EPA-assists with Heart Health


WHERE DOES MERCURY COME FROM? - Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the earth’s crust, including rocks and coal. When coal is burned, the mercury is released and eventually settles into the soil or water, where it builds up in fish and shellfish. Fortunately, there is a tremendous push in our society to use less coal and other fossil fuels because they are thought to be a cause of global warming.

- Legal mercury levels in Fish, in Canada, are .5 parts/million
- Legal levels, of mercury, in the United States, are 1 part/million
- Recent testing of Purdy’s pickerel showed that the highest level reached was .05 parts/million
- Larger fish hold more mercury than smaller fish
- More carnivorous species of fish carry more mercury than others (ie: Pickerel is likely to have more mercury than Whitefish)
- Mercury is stored in the fatty tissue of the fish

HOW CAN WE GUARD OURSELVES AGAINST MERCURY EXPOSURE? Small Children and pregnant women should limit their intake of fish that is high in Mercury to only once/month. Fish such as Tuna, Shark and Swordfish have the highest levels of mercury, so you need to be especially careful with these species of fish.

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