St. Petersburg, Florida--I've read dozens of articles citing the benefits of eating fish. The omega fatty acids are considered brain food, especially important if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
Mercury contamination is always a concern, so it's good to know which fish contain lower amounts of mercury. While pharmaceutical grade fish oil pills are a great option, sometimes you just want to eat the actual food!
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Here's a great fish list from the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, research based consumer advocacy group.
EWG suggests NOT eating these fish while pregnant or planning a pregnancy because of mercury concerns.
Tuna steaks and canned tuna
Gulf Coast oysters
Eat no more than one serving from this list a month:
Great Lakes Salmon
Gulf Coast Blue Crab
Channel Catfish (wild)
Lowest In Mercury
Blue crab (mid-Atlantic)
Salmon (wild Pacific)Shrimp *
* Shrimp fishing and farming practices have raised serious environmental concerns.** Farmed catfish have low mercury levels but may contain PCBs in amounts of concern for pregnant women.
Environmental Working Group