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Benefits Of Eating Seafood

In Health on October 18, 2006 at 3:28 pm

CBS News’ HealthWatch section has a nice article on the benefits of seafood versus the risk of mercury exposure. I’m a big fan of seafood and I don’t mind eating seafood 5 days a week at least. I really love it. After reading this article and given the added benefits that it brings in may be I should do it 7 days a week.

Here is an excerpt from the article,

  • Fatty fish like salmon have the highest omega-3 levels but also have more saturated fat and cholesterol and can have higher levels of dioxin and PCBs. They tend to have less mercury.
  • Shellfish and crustaceans are low in saturated fat but can have moderate amounts of cholesterol and present the greatest risk of microbial infection if eaten raw.
  • In all seafood, levels of dioxin, PCBs and other contaminants do not pose health risks when eaten in government-recommended amounts.

Read the full article here.

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