I prefer fish over chicken, cow, and pork.
My main sources of macro calories these days (carbs, protein, and fat)
are lots of seafoood and pasta, mixing in whole wheat bread with peanut butter or oats.
Can eating fish everyday really lead to mercury poisoning?
Surely 16 oz of fish everyday is better for you than 16 oz of cow or pork everyday?
01-03-2011, 07:59 PM #1
Is it safe to eat fish/seafood everyday? Mercury poisoning scare real or fake?
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if you must eat fish try and eat smaller kinds such as sardines.
the smaller the fish the less time it takes to grow to full size, which means it is exposed to ocean pollution for less time before being harvised. less time in polluted water makes the fish have lower concentrations of mercury. for example albacore tuna has more mercury than light tuna.
but if i was you i would cutt back on the fish, it would be better to mix it up a little and play it safe.
01-03-2011, 08:30 PM #4
01-03-2011, 08:36 PM #5
I think it depends on the seafood, but yes mercury poisoning is real. I wouldn't eat tuna everyday but 3x/week and other fish like salmon or shellfish or whitefish or sardines ect on other days would be fine. I believe there are charts you can google that say how much mercury different fish have and if you read it over you'll be able to figure out your diet (they also have how much mercury is dangerous).
Oh... Just stay away from swordfish >.>
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That being said I wouldn't worry about it unless you are pregnant.
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All fish will contain methylmercury no matter what the fish’s size or the geographic location of the waters from which the fish was is caught. That being said, the size and type of fish and the geographical location of waters do influence the amounts of methylmercury in the fish.
The vast majority (66%) of the U.S. seafood supply (and 82% of the most heavily consumed fish and shellfish in the US) are low or very low in mercury. Nonetheless, there are certain population subsets (pregnant women, infants and children, and even athletes and bodybuilders) that need to better understand the risk about mercury in fish and seafood to allow them to make better seafood choices when it comes to mercury content, especially the amounts of the seafood they eat.
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I picked up fishing as a hobby last summer, caught so much god damn fish i had a 5 month supply. Ate it nearly daily, and i'm no worse for wear. Although I ate the larger fish rarely.
Here's some fish I ate almost daily
Black sea bass
And fish I ate like once a month
As long as ur not eating the large fish regularly you'll be fine. Smaller fish= less mercury concentration
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