How Much Fish Is Too Much?

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Fish lovers may sometimes wonder how much is too much. Is eating too much a concern? Well, it depends upon many factors.

Firstly, your current health condition, your body weight, whether you are a pregnant woman, your favourite variety of fish and your intake per day- all of these factors do play a role.

Fish is surely nutritious. It provides protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Oily fish like salmon and tuna offer several health benefits if you eat two times every week. Here are some more facts...


Fact #1

If you are a pregnant woman or a breastfeeding mother, you must be careful with eating fish. Some fish contain mercury that can harm your health. Don't eat without the permission of your doctor.


Fact #2

What kind of fish contains alarming levels of mercury? Varieties of fish that are huge in size or fish that feed on other fish tend to have higher levels of mercury.


Fact #3

If you eat fish frequently, then ensure that you eat fish that may have comparatively lower levels of mercury. Examples are salmon, shrimp oysters and clams.


Fact #4

Either avoid or reduce your intake of fish which have too much of mercury. Examples are swordfish, tuna, sharks and eel.


Fact #5

Instead of eating a single type of fish, choose small quantities of a variety of fish to reduce your risk.


Fact #6

Also, restrict your intake to only once or twice a week. And consult your doctor first to know whether your current condition allows fish intake.

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Story first published: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:05 [IST]
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