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Doctor insights on: Is Tuna Fish Healthy To Eat Every Day

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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 to 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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Would it be safe to eat fish, say, every other day even though they have mercury in them?

Would it be safe to eat fish, say, every other day even though they have mercury in them?

Yes: You might want to choose to fish that are low in mercury. (farm raised catfish for example) limit your intake of tuna and swordfish or other big fish that have to eat lots of little fish to survive. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant is it ok to eat canned tuna fish?

15 weeks pregnant is it ok to eat canned tuna fish?

Yes: Canned tuna is fine in pregnancy. There have been no recorded cases of mercury poisening from canned tuna, which is the concern when eating large ocean going fish. ...Read more

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So much sushi from a menu comes with uncooked fish. The taste may be interesting but is eating raw tuna, etc., always healthy?

So much sushi from a menu comes with uncooked fish. The taste may be interesting but is eating raw tuna, etc., always healthy?

Depends: There are certain fish which are more risky depending on your gender and age because of mercury; others because they are poisonous unless properly handled (fugu, or pufferfish). In general, eating raw food is riskier than properly cooked. That being said, if the sushi is properly prepared, your risk of illness is generally low. ...Read more

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Is Mackarel canned fish healthy? I eat 2 cans a day? Been eating like that for 5 months? Will it damage my kidneys or I shouldn't worry about it?

Is Mackarel canned fish healthy? I eat 2 cans a day? Been eating like that for 5 months? Will it damage my kidneys or I shouldn't worry about it?

Mackarel: Is an oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids and typically less expensive than salmon. I don't really know how large your cans are, but I would think you are consuming more than 600-800 cal/day, or perhaps 1/4 to 1/3 of your daily caloric input. This is too much of any one kind of food(even a good one) for a balanced diet. And it's a lot of fat (even the good kind) and protein. I would cut back. ...Read more

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I've just returned from holiday where I tried Octopus for the first time & I'm allergic. Does that mean I cannot eat prawns or tuna or other fish?

I've just returned from holiday where I tried Octopus for the first time & I'm allergic. Does that mean I cannot eat prawns or tuna or other fish?

Tuna is unrelated: If you are allergic to octopus (a mollusc), you may have a problem with prawns (an arthropod) too. Both are invertebrates of different zoological groups; some allergenic proteins may be similar. Prawns are misnamed "shell fish". Tuna is a vertebrate fish with no cross reactivity to the others. Still, people may be allergic to fish too, although Tuna is less allergenic than others. ...Read more

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What long-term health effects will I have from eating too much high mercury fish (ahi tuna)?

What long-term health effects will I have from eating too much high mercury fish (ahi tuna)?

Central nervous : Symptoms include: ataxia, dysarthria, paresthesiias, hearing and visual changes. ...Read more

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On a low carb diet can you eat talapy fish sardine.... tuna .

On a low carb diet can you eat talapy fish sardine.... tuna .

Yes: As long as the fish is not breaded, it complies with a low carb diet. Tuna is the healthiest fish mentioned. Tilapia is fatty and sardines high in sodium. ...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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We're asked to eat fish for lowering cholesterol, but seems even salmon, tuna,tilapia etc are itself high in cholesterol, saturated fat. Isn't it true?

We're asked to eat fish for lowering cholesterol, but seems even salmon, tuna,tilapia etc are itself high in cholesterol, saturated fat. Isn't it true?

Good fats & bad fats: There are good fats and bad fats just as there are good carbs and bad carbs. Your nervous system needs good fats such as those found in oily fish like salmon and tuna to work properly. These fish are high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids which help to decrease inflammation as well as lower cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Lobster: Lobster, prawns, scallops, etc are safe during pregnancy. Many large ocean fish now contain unacceptable levels of mercury due to mans contamination of the sea. Fish can be very good food during your pregnancy. One to two servings a week is recommended. The fish high in mercury are king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. Tuna is actually ok, but salmon would be a better choice. ...Read more

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I try to eat Salmon once/twice a week for the omegas. I eat tuna fish (sandwich or on a salad) about once a week. Shld I worry about Mercury poison?

I try to eat Salmon once/twice a week for the omegas. I eat tuna fish (sandwich or on a salad) about once a week. Shld I worry about Mercury poison?

Probably not: It is not feasible to provide a definitive answer without analyzing your food. You may consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm110591.htm ...Read more

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Fatty liver disease. I eat chicken and fish (or shrimp or tuna instead) a few times a week each with lots of vegetables. Is this okay?

Fatty liver disease. I eat chicken and fish (or shrimp or tuna instead) a few times a week each with lots of vegetables. Is this okay?

Fatty liver: Your food sounds OK but I don't quite understand your "fatty liver".
Has this been discussed with your Primary doctor and what has she/he told you?
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I eat a lot of tuna, flounder. Lots of fish. Am female, 35, not sexually active. Do I need to worry about mercury? Could it cause muscle spasms?

I eat a lot of tuna, flounder. Lots of fish. Am female, 35, not sexually active. Do I need to worry about mercury? Could it cause muscle spasms?

Fish twice weekly: I believe that the latest recommendations on how often fish should be consumed due to mercury contamination is on the order of twice weekly. Also, certain fish are noted to have MORE mercury in them due to their size and how the fish itself absorbs this contaminant. If you have muscle spasms I'd look for other causes and worry about mercury as anything significant for that issue. ...Read more

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Why is it considered so healthy to eat fish?

Why is it considered so healthy to eat fish?

Many reasons: Supplies vitamin b12, a, d, e, and omega-3 fatty acids that are ant-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, lower cholesterol, feed brain the fatty acids it needs, and a healthy source of protein and saturated fat. However, only eat wild variety like salmon, halibut, sardines, etc. For best health benefits. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Could it be healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Depends on the fish: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: Shark, Swordfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, Big Eye & AHI Tuna, Orange Roughy & Tilefish.
Limit intake of Yellow fin and White Albacore Tuna, Spanish & Gulf Maceral, Group, Bluefish & Chilean Sea Bass.
For healthier mercury levels try: Crabs, Crawdaddies, Haddock, Flounder, Salmon, Shrimp, Oysters, Anchovies, Herring, Mullet, Sole, Freshwater > ...Read more

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Please advise if it's healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Please advise if it's healthy to eat fish on a daily basis?

Which type of fish?: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: Shark, Swordfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, Big Eye & AHI Tuna, Orange Roughy & Tilefish.
Limit intake of Yellow fin and White Albacore Tuna, Spanish & Gulf Maceral, Group, Bluefish & Chilean Sea Bass.
For healthier mercury levels try: Crabs, Crawdaddies, Haddock, Flounder, Salmon, Shrimp, Oysters, Anchovies, Herring, Mullet, Sole, Freshwater > ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fish and yoghurt or its bad for health to eat them together?

Is it ok to eat fish and yoghurt or its bad for health to eat them together?

It's okay: No problem with this combination. However high protein diets are not a good idea. Large studies are showing that too much protein is harmful. A Mediterranean diet or a diet like Dean Ornish, M.D.s with 10% fat are healthier. ...Read more

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How much fish should a 12 months old eat every week? How much will be too much?

fish: Depends on the fish and quality of fish. Problem is that most fish contains mercury and contaminants that are dangerous. Best fish is wild salmon (not commercially grown salmon) which is free of contaminants. Most tuna has some mercury especially albacore so avoid this,. ...Read more

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I love eating fish e.G. Whiting & talipia what is the maximum #of days I can eat fish without it being a health concern?

I love eating fish e.G. Whiting & talipia what is the maximum #of days I can eat fish without it being a health concern?

See below: Please consult this site for authoritative information on health hazards of various types of fish.
http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.cfm. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache every time I eat fish?

Why do I get a headache every time I eat fish?

Fish triggers migrai: It appears that fish is a trigger of your migraine headaches. You may have headaches even without eating fish as well. ...Read more

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Please help, how much meat/fish should a person eat in a week to stay healthy?

Meat/none, Fish/3-4 : A person does not need to eat any meat to stay healthy because virtually all its known healthy ingredients are found in other foods. Meat eaters have different bacteria populations and a recent study showed that the l-carnitine from meat increases heart disease. Fish, like wild alaskan salmon has vit. D, vit. B12, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphatidylcholine, coq10, and protein. Eat fish 3-4 times wk. ...Read more

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Is being a vegetarian (no fish bt I eat eggs and tofu and beans etc.) is healthy?

Is being a vegetarian (no fish bt I eat eggs and tofu and beans etc.) is healthy?

A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall. Com and nutritionfacts. Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts. Org includes information on the effects of diet on numerous health issues and has information on unhealthy aspects of eggs. ...Read more

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Was just wondering if sushi is healthy to eat.my mom said u shouldn't eat raw fish, and is fish eggs ok to eat. Thanks?

Was just wondering if sushi is healthy to eat.my mom said u shouldn't eat raw fish, and is fish eggs ok to eat. Thanks?

If prepared right OK: If the sushi is prepared right by a trained chef it is Ok. But like any food it has to be prepared and stored correctly. You should be cautious who and where you get raw meats, that the chefs are reputable, and know how to prepare the sushi. ...Read more