How much fish should a person be eating in a day?



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    The ocean is teetering on the brink of imminent collapse and fish meat contains harmful chemicals.  Click the link below for more information.

    We all need omegas, but we don’t need fish to get them, so that’s the good news.  There are many products on the market, and different ways to incorporate omegas into the diet.

    Adding hemp seeds to a salad is great, or just eat them right out of the bag.  They taste really good.

    Using flax seeds is a good way to get omegas, eating kelp, drinking hemp milk, etc. are all good ways to get what you need.

    Adults should consume about 1000-2000 mg of omega acids per day.

    I use a product called Udo’s Oil in the DHA formula.  We have a 3 year old so it’s really important she get what she needs, so we always have this stuff in the house and we put it in salad dressings and in smoothies.

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    To second ginaguillotine’s answer, not very much.  Although fish is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as being pretty tasty, the global increase in water pollution and mercury levels in fish means that it is a good idea to limit your consumption.  The Environmental Protection Agency’s guideline recommends 12 ounces a week, or the equivalent of two properly portioned meals prepared with fish or shellfish per week.  

    However, the EPA and FDA statistics are not necessarily accurate or reflective of current mercury and methyl mercury levels, so it would be a good idea to consume one meal or less per week of fish, whether of ocean or freshwater origin.  

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    I think ginaguillotine gives some nice evidence in support of his/her argument but I’m not sure that completely ending the consumption of fish is a good idea. Many economies rely solely on the catch, sale, and consumption of fish, these communities would become crippled by the lack of revenue from the drop in fish sales. Also, fish is the source of some of the best protein humans can consume.

    I agree with lonestargazers answer of “not very much”.  To avoid heightened levels of mercury and methyl mercury when consuming fish, try to limit fish consumption to non-predatory fish who eat at lower trophic levels, for example salmon, pollock, catfish, or shrimp.

    Fish should be consumed, but not too frequently or in large portions; probably not daily, but rather weekly or monthly.

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