Thursday, May 03, 2012
You know those recommendations that women of child-bearing age (pregnant, nursing women) get to limit their intake of tuna, mackerel because of mercury? Well, it turns out that the benefits of eating fatty fish far outweigh the risks of eating mercury-laden fish.
I just learned that the fish and seafood have the protective mineral selenium that binds with the mercury, making it unable to poison you. What I also learned was that if a fish has higher levels of selenium than mercury, then it's safe to eat. Fish that are higher in mercury? They don't even come on my radar for things I can buy or want to eat.
Selenium and its great benefits for my thyroid issues doesn't have to come from a supplement or brazil nuts, but a wonderful array of fish. I don't think I am going to fear those cans of albacore or mackerel any more.