Mercury Levels in Fish- A Cause For Concern?

18 06 2009

sideThere has been a lot of talk and concern about the levels of mercury in fish. My opinion is shared with most informed doctors and scientists. The overall nutritional value of fish, along with the high omega 3 fatty acid content, far outweighs the negative aspects of eating it. Here is the bottom line- larger, predatory fish have larger concentrations of mercury. These include tuna, tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, shark, etc. So, limiting consumption of these species to a maximum of twice a week, is probably reasonable. But the health benefits of fish, far outweigh the over blown mercury issue.

There has NEVER been a case of mercury poisoning from fish, and the Japanese, who consume the most fish per capita in the world live longer and healthier lives.

Here is a website from The Center For Consumer Freedom, an non-profit group. It provided informative facts about mercury. mercuryMyths.cfm