Why are vegans eating a lot of fish?
If you think fish are boring, you’re probably right.
The world’s largest and most widely consumed species, the red snapper, is a staple of many dishes around the world.
In Japan, for instance, it is often grilled or served with a salad.
But in a country where the meat of the sea is scarce, the mainstay of many families’ diet is a variety of other seafood, like tilapia and sardines.
For some people, the choice of fish is simply a matter of convenience, but for others, the lure of a tasty fish is irresistible.
The Japanese fish lover is among the biggest consumers of fish in the world, and the trend is catching on in the US.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, about a quarter of Americans have a fish diet, while a fifth of those surveyed in Japan reported that they ate more fish than usual last year.
And while the Japanese have traditionally been known for their fish, a new study suggests that they have been adopting the same habits in recent years.
A new study by researchers from the University of Toronto and the University at Buffalo suggests that while fish consumption has increased in Japan, the number of people who have eaten fish has declined.
They found that the proportion of Americans who have fish dieters has risen from 12% in 2009 to 16% in 2014, while the proportion that have not eaten fish at all has fallen from 10% to 6%.
And while they aren’t saying that the Japanese are eating too much fish, they say that the trend may be due to a combination of changing attitudes and changing markets for the fish.
In the US, for example, demand for fish has increased dramatically over the past few decades, with restaurants now serving up huge portions of fresh, frozen, and canned fish in an effort to satisfy consumers’ needs.
In recent years, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been conducting studies to determine whether Americans are adopting more healthful diets, including incorporating more fish into their diets.
“Our studies show that consumers in the United States are beginning to recognize that eating fish is good for your health and that they are eating it more regularly,” said Dr. David C. Miller, a professor at the University’s department of public health and preventive medicine and lead author of the study.
But despite their awareness, most Americans aren’t actually following a diet that is healthier than the fish they are currently eating.
The researchers also found that people who did not eat fish were less likely to be regular fish eaters than fish eater who did.
“In the US and Japan, a lot more people are eating fish than in the rest of the world,” Miller said.
“It seems that the US is catching up.”
While the Japanese fish-eaters might be less likely than the US to consume fish, the trend could be the result of the changing attitudes of consumers, Miller said, who have become more accepting of the fact that they should eat fish.
“They’re actually eating less, they’re eating less fish,” he said.
While Americans have not started to abandon their fish-eating habits, Miller cautions that the new data doesn’t necessarily mean they are doing it too soon.
“If they don’t go fish, you can’t blame them for not doing it,” he explained.
“But you can also blame it on the market.”
What is a fish?
“A salmon is a type of cod with a white belly, and it’s about a foot long and about half the weight of a small bluefish,” Miller explained.
They are often sold as sushi, and some sushi restaurants have made the transition to serving up a variety.
“The reason that Japanese people love sushi is that they know it’s not a fish,” Miller continued.
“That means you can put the fish on a sushi roll and call it a meal.”
What are the health benefits of fish consumption?
While the fish-loving Japanese eat a lot, the amount of fish they eat has decreased, Miller explained, as the demand for fresh, local fish has risen over the years.
The fish is typically consumed in combination with other foods like fish sauce, vegetables, rice, and noodles, which have all been part of Japanese cuisine for centuries.
“For example, you might think of a traditional sushi roll as having a variety that includes a tuna and a salmon,” Miller recalled.
“Fish sauce is really what’s making that sushi roll special.”
It’s often paired with rice, or with vegetables, which are typically served with the sushi, or sometimes both.
According the USDA, Americans are eating more fish per capita than people in any other country.
“There is a lot that is going on in this country that is making people crave a lot [of fish],” Miller said of the recent trends.
“What is surprising is that there are people that are just eating more and eating more of everything.”
What foods do Americans consume?
Fish is a big part of the American diet, with more than 30% of the