Do you eat canned Tuna?

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    Feb 09, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    I was very surprised to learn that the FDA guidelines specify a maximum of 1 can every three days due to Mercury
    http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.asp

    Further googling and I found that an extensive CDC study says that if you eat more, your body excretes more mercury
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mroussell5.htm

    Well I was more than a little surprised, especially since there are no warnings on the can.

    Anyone else surprised or did I just wake up?
  • Rush_

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    Feb 09, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    Woah...this one caught me off guard. I'm eating one or two cans a day!
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    Feb 09, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    Neither of those web sites is a credible source of information.
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    Feb 09, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    I can't eat canned tuna... it's something about the preservatives or something that makes me sick
  • rdberg1957

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    Feb 09, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    I eat canned tuna and salmon, but not very frequently. Less than one can/month. I like it, but for some reason, I don't eat it often. I like making salmon or tuna cakes with egg, bread crumbs, oats and onions. Good stuff. Yes, I knew about the warnings. I also like sardines, kippers and pickled herring.
  • jrs1

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    Feb 09, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidNeither of those web sites is a credible source of information.

    the NRDC is not? well, the ever-informative NIH certainly is:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11793831
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 09, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    I'm going to return the 10 cans of White Albacore I just bought... Anything sold in a can can't be that good anyways...I would rather not risk it. I'll buy 10 dollars more of chicken or bison. icon_biggrin.gif


    Joe
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    Feb 09, 2010 5:51 AM GMT
    I hear this all the time...if a person is not eating it everyday, I doubt there is much to worry about.

    With that being said, my refrigerator is stocked with Tuna. I recently started buying Star Kist Tuna Salad. It’s great for quick sandwiches, has 11g of protein and is quite delicious with wheat bread. I eat about two packets a week.

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    Feb 09, 2010 5:57 AM GMT
    Canned tuna and whole wheat pasta for lunch later.
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    Feb 09, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
    It's always in the house because I live with an American, and it never was before that. But I eat mine fresh and raw.
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    Feb 09, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    the tuna in this country SUCKS!

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    Feb 09, 2010 6:14 AM GMT
    Fable saidthe tuna in this country SUCKS!


    as does the quality of your default. i can haz fun pich00r of fable?
  • FriscoJansen

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    Feb 09, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    Love canned tuna, I could eat it everyday. I knew it wasn't healthy to eat everyday for some reason but never took the time to read up on it. Thanks for that!
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    Feb 09, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
    read the advice from Health Canada .:

    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/chem-chim/environ/mercur/merc_fish_qa-poisson_qr-eng.php#ct1

    before going vegetarian i was having it about twice a week. I only bought the low sodium kind, from clover leaf.

    the larger the fish, the more mercury it will absorb. Tuna is a huge fish.
  • silverfox

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    Feb 09, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
    Is it just canned tuna? How about the tuna you can buy in the pouches?
    I guess I should read the articles you posted OP but I am so damn tired....it is late here on the east coast and I need some quick answers icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 09, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    It's an issue of all seafood, really.
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    Feb 09, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
    funny timing, im cooking pasta right now and im gonna eat it with tuna. im too lazy to make anything else right now.

    im sure we have tons of heavy metal deposits in our bodies. any fillings (whether theyre white or metal) any antipersperants we use, air we breathe.... just detox detox detox. take chlorella everydayicon_cool.gif
  • Anto

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    Feb 09, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
    Isn't this the problem with most big predator fish in the sea?

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    Yeah take a look:

    http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Product-SpecificInformation/Seafood/FoodbornePathogensContaminants/Methylmercury/ucm115644.htm
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    Feb 09, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    Anto saidIsn't this the problem with most big predator fish in the sea?


    yes, shark being one of the worst.
  • jrs1

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    Feb 09, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    Pattison saidIt's always in the house because I live with an American ...


    I'm an American and I do not eat fish. lesson: let's not generalize.
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    Feb 09, 2010 7:25 AM GMT
    jrs1 said
    Pattison saidIt's always in the house because I live with an American ...


    I'm an American and I do not eat fish. lesson: let's not generalize.


    This is pattison. Lesson: he's a troll and anything he posts is bait. Gotta love them online personas eh?
  • jrs1

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    Feb 09, 2010 7:27 AM GMT
    Fable said
    jrs1 said
    Pattison saidIt's always in the house because I live with an American ...


    I'm an American and I do not eat fish. lesson: let's not generalize.


    This is pattison. Lesson: he's a troll and anything he posts is bait. Gotta love them online personas eh?

    sigh. there's a reason I love you so much. thanks, buddy.
  • mtnsky

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    Feb 09, 2010 7:40 AM GMT
    This is a fun site:

    http://www.gotmercury.org/

    Chunk light tuna is better than albacore, because it is a younger fish that has less time to bioaccumulate mercury. Unfortunately, mercury in the oceans is only going to rise, because China is building more and more coal burning power plants.
  • genuinejock

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    Feb 09, 2010 8:02 AM GMT
    tongol tuna supposedly has less mercury than albacore so i've started eating this instead and like it just as much

    everything in moderation; i personally don't eat tuna more than a couple of times a week
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    Feb 09, 2010 10:44 AM GMT
    makavelli saidIt's an issue of all seafood, really.


    No not really, it's more of an issue with the biger older fish.