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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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I was always able to eat tuna. Now I eat tuna and it makes me vomit every time have I got intolerant to it?

I was always able to eat tuna. Now I eat tuna and it makes me vomit every time have I got intolerant to it?

Perhaps: Perhaps you have become intolerant to tuna. Is this pure tuna or does it have mayonnaise, or oil in it. You might be intolerant to that instead of tuna. ...Read more

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How often can I eat tuna without worrying of mercury poisoning? I eat one chunk light can of tuna every week or 2- is this too much?

How often can I eat tuna without worrying of mercury poisoning? I eat one chunk light can of tuna every week or 2- is this too much?

No limit: No one has demonstrated any cognitive damage whatever from mercury in fish apart from the areas of terrible pollution like Minamata. The most recent studies show more Mercury and less neuropathology in fish eaters. Fish-eating kids test as smarter, etc. EPA recommendations are political guesswork. I would ignore them. ...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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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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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 bad to eat 2-3 hard boiled eggs a day? I love them & eat them as a source of protein. Also eat approx 3 cans tuna a week? Is mercury a problem?

Is it bad to eat 2-3 hard boiled eggs a day? I love them & eat them as a source of protein. Also eat approx 3 cans tuna a week? Is mercury a problem?

Sort of yes to both: It is better to have a mixed diet with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Boiled eggs are fine, as long as your cholesterol is normal. Mercury in tuna is a concern, but depends on the source of tuna and it is nor feasible to provide an opinion without testing the contents of the tuna cans. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...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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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 a small amount of red meat every day as part of a meal? It's prepared as healthily as possible, and is lean where possible.

Is it okay to eat a small amount of red meat every day as part of a meal? It's prepared as healthily as possible, and is lean where possible.

It depends...: Research shows that vegetarians live longer ; have lower risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc. But this may be due to other factors. Most who eat meat eat factory-farmed meat. Meat from grass-fed animals is far healthier so it is likely that grass-fed meat in moderation is a healthy choice- see http://authoritynutrition. Com/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-beef/ ; http://bit. Ly/gagviu. ...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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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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Is it okay to eat. 5 teaspoon cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? Other than that, clean diet. Other sugar from fruit only.

Is it okay to eat. 5 teaspoon cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? Other than that, clean diet. Other sugar from fruit only.

Cane sugar fat liver: 27F asks is it OK to eat. 5 Tsp cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? ANS: need to know cause of fatty liver or anything else very likely to be affected by this much cane sugar. ...Read more