Are you getting the omega-3s you need for brain development and a healthy heart? The selenium for good immune response and brain function? The vitamin D and calcium for strong bones? If you eat ocean fish, you get these benefits. Do you need to worry about mercury?
The definitive words on mercury in fish (or, if it seems like the public is dumbing down…
January 4, 2013 National
that’s perhaps because it is). I highly recommend that you invest 28 minutes in watching Fish, mercury & nutrition: the net effects. You can get to it at http://www.undeerc.org/fish/documentary.aspx. It was done by the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota with NMFS funding and put’s the mercury/omega 3 “controversy” into the proper – and understandable – national and international context.
And pass the link around. Anyone with an interest in public health in the U.S., in the mental acuity of the next generation, and in the damage that radical environmentalists are inflicting on our society owes it to themselves to watch it.
I give it 5 stars.
Fish really is brain food! Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effects presents the many benefits of eating ocean fish and the risk of mercury exposure for the population with the most to gain (or lose): unborn and young children. Pregnant and nursing moms will learn why two ocean fish meals a week during the critical window of development can safely give their babies lifelong benefits. The rest of the population also benefits by including ocean fish in their healthy diets.