Okay, I thought about the processed meats post, and realized I could be just as cheap, get even more protein if I eat a can of tuna, instead of a ham sandwich.
I already eat a can of tuna once a day, 5 days a week. Do you feel eating two cans a day, 5 days a week would be too much (mercury poisoning, or anything else)?
What about 3 cans a day (probably would get old, but gotta feed the machine)?
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Tuna Fish - Can you eat too much?
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10-18-2005, 03:47 PM #5Originally Posted by Fuelish
I will try 2 cans a day and see how it works.
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Mercury Poisoning usually affects pregnant women or younger children rather than teens/adults but excessive tuna consumption is dangerous.
If you’re going to consume a large amount of tuna, I would suggest going with light tuna instead of the regular tuna.
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I eat 2 cans of tuna a day, with 100g's of rice. eat those falvoured cans they will make you want more , i don't mind the little extra fat for all that protain, (sweet chilli, spicy chilli, tomatoe and onion(tomatoes falvoure) those are my favorate.
i also hear that taking chorella helps clean your system of mercury. That was my old **** kunt diatition ust to tell me.
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There is some really good info in another thread somewhere, about the FDA/EPA guidlines, why they are bogus (for most adults) and how much might actually be dangerous.
Basically the points I remember are:
1. Keep is sane (like 7-10 cans of light tuna/week or less - include other large fish sources or mercury)
2. If you are increasing your intake, do it slowly, this gives you body time to adjust to the increased mercury intake and the end result will be that you're body will become a bit more efficient in removing mercury (of course there is a limit - see point #1).
Basically there is concern, but there are also ways that your body can adapt and handle a certain amount of mercury.
The potential problem with the albacore and other large fish, especially with pregnancy, is the chance of getting a single high dose - hence the advice not to eat it at all while pregnant.
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The FDA guideline is 12oz of light tuna a week, or 6 oz of albacore tuna, due to mercury content. Adult males have the least to worry about excessive tuna consumption, as we're the least affected by mercury poisoning, but it seems to me like 2 cans a day would be a bit dangerous. It's hard to say how reliable this fish-aversion is, anyhow... the Japanese eats TONS of fish every day and they're the longest-lived people on the earth.
Still, do one can of tuna and one can of salmon, just to be safe--salmon's much lower than albacore.
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that's not good to have low LDL. Its the HDL you want to be low.
Eating canned tuna is fine. Canned tuna is made from baby tuna fishes. There bodies did not have much time to be contaminated with the mercury poisoning just yet.
Chunk light has a MUCH lower amount of mercury in it also.
I eat roughly 2-4 cans of chunk light tuna a day. Have been for about a year or so. I have no problems that I know of. Then again I haven't gone to the Dr. about it either. Though I should probably consider doing that..The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and hear all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds. ~Henry Rollins
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Mercury poisoning doesn't affect the body in the ways you are thinking. It is a neurotoxin, so you wouldn't feel any effects suddenly unless you had a very large spike--probably if you actually came in contact with exposed mercury. Acute effects include severe kidney damage, chest pains, trouble breathing, vomiting, etc--basically, how your body reacts whenever it ingests poison.
What most people would be concerned about in this thread would be chronic symptoms--i.e. the result of long-term exposure to mercury. These are generally all classified under problems with the nervous system--they include trouble sleeping, frequent headaches, sudden and inexplicable mood swings, trembling, deterioration of motor functions, etc. In severe cases (limited to the 19th century, before mercury was discovered to be a poison) it could lead to paralysis and heart failure.
So, without trying to be an alarmist, no one who took in, for example, 40 oz of tuna a day for three or four years, would have any idea they were suffering from mercury poisoning until a good amount of time had passed. As I understand it, it's processed EXTREMELY quickly in the body, but extended exposure gradually compromises the body's ability to deal with it effectively.
Again, I would not panic, as there are a lot of island cultures that subsist almost entirely on fish and do not have a documented history of mercury poisoning. The most prevalent risks are to children and pregnant women, as unborn and developing humans have the hardest time processing mercury.