Fish and Mercury
"Mercury" or more specifically Methylmercury, is a naturally occurring compound found not only in some seafood, but also Beef, Dairy, the soil, and even your own body. True - some elements including mercury, in high levels can be dangerous, specifically to human fetuses. A recent sample showed only one in twenty Swordfish actually contained a level of mercury exceeding 1 part per million. The truth is that according to the FDA consuming Tilefish, King Mackerel, or some Swordfish more than 3 times a week, isn't dangerous, but rather "not advisable" for pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant.http://www.mercuryfacts.org/ and Species Specific Mercury Levels
Health Benefits of Seafood
Recent studies have shown that the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids found in fresh seafood have a number of heart-related health benefits. These polyunsaturated acids, otherwise known as "good fats", prove to lower cholesterol, decrease blood clotting factors and increase beneficial relaxation in larger arteries and blood vessels.
Additional fresh seafood health benefits in relation to brain functioning, skin conditions and ability to fight infection include improvements in:
- Immune system
- Eye functioning
- Neurological functioning
- Infant brain development
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