Happy Tuesday GOKI Readers, or should I say "Fat Tuesday" better known as Mardi Gras for all you French speaking folk.
Today I bring you another bit of wellness info to "chew" on, so to speak as this day is given the nickname before mentioned as the last day to indulge, if not over indulge in food and drink on the eve of the start of the Lenten season.

March 8, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

Eat Fish Low In Mercury Content

Fish is high in omega-3 oils so it's very healthy to eat fish, but some fish is higher in mercury content. The FDA and EPA recommend limited consumption of shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. they also recommend no more than 6 oz (170 g) per week of canned albacore ("white") tuna, tuna steaks, lobster, halibut, and orange roughy. The FDA also recommends that you eat no more than 12 oz (340 g) per week of fish and shellfish lower in mercury. This equates to two average 6 oz (170 g) meals. Examples of fish lower in mercury include shrimp, canned light tuna (not albacore tuna), salmon, pollock, catfish, cod, crab, flounder/sole, grouper, haddock, herring, lobster, mahi-mahi, and trout.

Once you have taken this information in, remember the famous saying your friends and neighbors in New Orleans live by: Let The Good Times Roll, as well as my own: To Your Health! 

 


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