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It is good if I eat every day a vegetable salad with some cheese and baked ham or canned tuna/sardines?

It is good if I eat every day a vegetable salad with some cheese and baked ham or canned tuna/sardines?

Nitrates: The cured meats can add a significant amount of nitrates to your diet which has been linked to some cancers, so you may want to vary the protein portion with ex. baked chicken, egg, or cottage cheese instead of regular cheese (low in fat, high in protein). ...Read more

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How do I know how much tuna is an acceptable amount to eat in a day?

How do I know how much tuna is an acceptable amount to eat in a day?

Tuna - mercury: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 – 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month). ...Read more

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Is eating tuna fish every other day bad for you?

Is eating tuna fish every other day bad for you?

It depends: Since you can not be pregnant, that issue is moot. But to lower mercury intake - choose chunk light in water. Research says a 150 lb person can safely eat a whole can every 3 days. Here's a good link: http://www.Thesweetbeet.Com/tuna-mercury/ you should be okay doing what you do. Enjoy a healthy balanced diet and life style. ...Read more

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If I eat a can of tuna a day could I get mercury poisoning?

If I eat a can of tuna a day could I get mercury poisoning?

* 5-oz. tuna 18.11: *5-oz. can tuna albacore 49.53 ugm of mercury *5- oz. tuna steak 97.49 ugm of mercury 3. Divide daily mercury intake by your weight in kg is dose ugm/kg *EPA—including pregnant women safe dose is .1 ugm/ kg/d. Or * CDC&P 0.3 mugm/ kg/d Multiply daily limit by 7 EPA .7; CDC 2.1. Divide weekly dose by daily dose for cans/wk 180 lb/2.2 82 kg guy EPA 3.2 cans CDC&P 9.5 * ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat tuna in your first trimester?

Mercury: This is general information (not specifically for pregnant women): big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 – 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month). ...Read more

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