This is so important, please read this and pass this on to ALL of your friends and family, co-workers, everyone you know! You may already know about the link between Tuna and Mercury and you may not, no matter what, it’s important you get your facts straight so that you and everyone you know can avoid the dangerous side effects of high levels of mercury in your body.
PLEASE read these links below.
You may be trying to eat as healthy as possible and say, “oh we can’t do everything right Natalie”….well, THIS IS THE ONE THING YOU SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT! Get canned chicken instead of tuna! Eating tuna more than once every 7-10 days can lead to high levels of mercury in your body, No if’s and’s or but’s. It’s a fact. So….why should you care if you have high levels of mercury???
Well, it can affect fertility, blood pressure regulation, causes memory loss, skin rashes, mood swings, tremors, vision loss and numbness of the fingers and toes, and can lead to heart disease. Once mercury is in the human body, it acts as a neurotoxin, interfering with the brain and nervous system. This link is an article about effects – http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/effects.asp.
Also, high levels of mercury can cause our bodies to become ‘toxic’. When you are in a ‘toxic state’ you are prone to infection, immunity is lowered, prone to cancers, etc. People with immune disorders should especially be aware and avoid eating too much tuna. Also, women who are pregnant or expecting to get pregnant should avoid tuna because mercury greatly and negatively affects the development of fetus, also children should avoid tuna as well because their brains are still developing and mercury can cause serious problems.
According to EPA and FDA, fish that are high in mercury are tuna, shark, swordfish, mackerel, tilefish. Shrimp, salmon, catfish and Pollock are low in mercury. Canned ‘light’ tuna is lower in mercury than albacore ‘white’ tuna, so opt for canned ‘light’ tuna no more than once every 7-10 days. Ahi Tuna or Tuna Steaks are high in mercury as well and should not be eaten more than once every 7-10 days.
*THIS LINK IS A MUST READ FROM LIVESTRONG.COM, CALLED ‘NEUROLOGICAL ILLNESSES’: http://www.livestrong.com/article/156914-mercury-in-tuna-side-effects/
One more link – http://heartspring.net/mercury_poison_symptoms.html
So please stop eating so much tuna! There is no reason when you have other options! I’d literally recommend eating fast food over tuna because of the horrible side effects of tuna, but I KNOW you can find better options than fast food or tuna. I mean, who in the world would continue to eat something that causes memory loss which could lead to dementia/alz heimers, cancers, tremors, vision loss, heart disease, neurological illnesses, mood swings, skin rashes and makes your body ‘toxic’? Not me, that’s for sure! And I hope you now have the information to make a better choice next time you reach for that canned tuna, get canned chicken or there is even a vegetarian ‘tuna’ option out there that tastes like tuna and has lots of protein and no mercury.
PLEASE pass this on, it’s so important that everyone is aware of this topic!