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Don't Eat Too Much Fish

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a Cynthia Ramnarace on Aug 25, 2010 at 1:52PM

Okay, so we just told you to get lots of omega-3s and that fish is a great source -- but be careful since it’s also got mercury, which in high doses can cause brain damage and learning disabilities. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that pregnant women, nursing women and those who might become pregnant avoid fish high in mercury, such as swordfish, shark and tilefish. Seafood low in mercury -- shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock and catfish -- can be eaten twice a week. If you’re an albacore tuna steak fan, be careful to eat it only once a week, since it’s higher in mercury than canned light tuna.

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