A 31-year-old male asked:
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is canned tuna good for you or it usually is full of conservants, sodium, mercury, heavy metals and so forth? is it safe to eat everyday?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Mercury toxic; NO!!!: There are good things in tuna but it tends to be high in mercury. Experts advise eating canned albacore no more than 3 times a month, though it is ok to have "light" or skipjack tuna twice a week (but not both!). See http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.Asp.
Answered on Oct 9, 2013
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