Jumat, 14 Januari 2011

Fish, mercury

Many people think that if you simply eliminate red meat and poultry from their diets, their eating habits. This is partly true, but there are risks of eating fish and seafood as well. People have had damage to the environment has a direct effect on fish and seafood we eat.

There are elements of fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients that are low in saturated fat and contains omega-3 fatty acids. A balanced diet contains a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart disease and child growth and development. Therefore, women and children in particular fish or shellfish include in their diet because of the many nutritional benefits.

However, almost all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health problem. However, some fish and shellfish higher concentrations of mercury, the fetus or infant may affect development of the nervous system. The risks from mercury in fish and shellfish depends on the amount of fish and shellfish eaten and the levels of mercury in fish and shellfish. Therefore, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are advising women who may become pregnant, pregnant women to avoid breast-feeding mothers and young children certain kinds of fish and eating fish and shellfish low mercury .

Is it eat? In fear of what lies unhealthy elements in the diet? The elimination of red meat and eat a vegetarian diet is an excellent starting point on the road to healthy eating. The removal of fish and seafood is one of the last steps towards full vegetarian diet and health benefits that the reward for this change are.

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