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Eat This Not That: Worst Fish

6 Worst Seafood Dishes in America

Fish can be a remarkably healthy food--unless it's prepared by one of these restaurants

Fatty Fish Dishes

6 Worst Seafood Dishes in America // worst seafood dishes © Mitch Mandel

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Imagine a tall glass of pure spring water. Could anything in the world taste better? You decide to find out: You add some high-fructose corn syrup to make it sweeter. Then some carbon dioxide to make it fizzy. You top it off with phosphoric acid for a little tang. Ready to try it?

Before you say no, consider this: Those are the key ingredients in America's most popular soft drinks.

Chain restaurants are performing similar chemistry experiments with seafood. Fish is one of nature's purest, leanest sources of nutrients—protein supplies 70 percent or more of the total calories. (Search: Health benefits of fish) And the simplest preparations usually taste the best. But the chemists, er, chefs at America's most popular restaurants can't resist drowning your salmon and tilapia in unnecessary coats of oil, breading, sauces, and cheese. In doing so, the healthy protein, omega-3 fats, minerals, and vitamins are lost beneath a sea of fat and calories—and we're stuck with newly widened waistlines, wondering where we went wrong.

With that in mind, I give you the six worst fish dishes on the scene, compliments of Eat This, Not That! 2013: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution. Skip them and opt for the healthier option instead.

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