Fish to avoid eating

10:21 PM, Aug 4, 2009   |    comments
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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!

Read more of my stories on Heather's Natural Health.

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.

Shark

Swordfish

King mackerel

Tilefish

Tuna steaks and canned tuna

Seabass

Gulf Coast oysters

Marlin

Halibut

Pike

Walleye

White Croaker

Largemouth Bass

Eat no more than one serving from this list a month:

Mahi Mahi

Blue Mussel

Eastern Oyster

Cod

Pollack

Great Lakes Salmon

Gulf Coast Blue Crab

Channel Catfish (wild)

Lake Whitefish

Lowest In Mercury

Blue crab (mid-Atlantic)

Sardines

Croaker

Fish Sticks

Flounder (summer)

HaddockTrout (farmed)

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

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