“Over the course of the past decade, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had the idea that talking about mercury at all makes people afraid and makes them not want to eat fish,” she adds, noting that the seafood industry has had an outsized influence on the FDA’s downplaying of mercury’s risks to health, hindering the agency’s ability to warn against the highest-mercury types of fish to eat as well as its ability to promote one species as healthier or higher in omega-3s than another.
For those who need them, this is a one-page piece with good numbers/comparisons.
…the country’s second most popular seafood, shrimp, is so low in omega-3s, you’d have to eat 100 ounces—that’s 6.5 pounds!—a week to get 1,750 milligrams (the recommended amount) of omega-3s.
For the shrimp-lovers out there, I suppose ordering the cocktail with a side of Salmon would be workable.
I had no idea! As I tend more toward the crunchy cruciferous vegetables, cooked and otherwise, and black beans, though, the bloating is definitely there.