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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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Is it okay to eat tuna in your first trimester?

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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Is it okay to eat a lot of candy and sugary stuff every once in a while?

Is it okay to eat a lot of candy and sugary stuff every once in a while?

Yes: A brief burst of a lot of sugar will not be harmful and should be well tolerated by your body. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a 300 calorie meal every two hours?

Is it okay to eat a 300 calorie meal every two hours?

Assuming: A 12 hour day, that would give you 3600 calories, the calorie intake of a stevedore. Unless you are a full time athlete it is too much and i would expect you to gain weight, depending on the quality of the food. ...Read more

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I eat fish about 4 days a week (salmon and ahi tuna). I'm also trying to get pregnant. Is it okay to eat this much fish until I get pregnant?

I eat fish about  4 days a week (salmon and ahi tuna). I'm also trying to get pregnant. Is it okay to eat this much fish until I get pregnant?

Probably too much: The only safe amount of fish during pregnancy is none. The FDA has guidelines about how much and what types of fish are more or less dangerous, depending on the amount of mercury the specific fish is thought to contain. Planning such a diet should occur before conception and in consultation with you OB. Generally, large fish with a long lifespan (e.g., tuna) have higher mercury levels. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I am craving tuna. Is it okay to eat canned tuna?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I am craving tuna. Is it okay to eat canned tuna?

Yes: It's okay to eat can tuna but in limited quantities, such as no more than once or twice a week. The absolute no-no fish to stay away from are mackerel, shark, tile, and sword. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat canned tuna after a workout in order to get protein? It only has 50 calories 5 fat calories and 11grams of protein. Is 11g enough?

Is it okay to eat canned tuna after a workout in order to get protein? It only has 50 calories 5 fat calories and 11grams of protein. Is 11g enough?

Watch mercury levels: Tuna, a lean protein, low in saturated fat, good source of selenium and is naturally rich in vitamin d. It provides omega-3 essential fatty acids too. The downside is that tuna can also be contaminated with mercury. For more info - http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/371519-danger-in-eating-too-much-canned-tuna/. ...Read more

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