High Levels of Mercury in Tuna
Tuna is the nation's second most popular seafood and its consumption
is promoted by the government via school lunch programs, WIC (the
federal food program for poor women and children), and even in the FDA
and US Department of Agriculture dietary recommendations. Although it is
known for being a low-carb food, high in protein, low in fat and rich in
Omega-3s, it could very possibly contain alarming high levels of
mercury, which are very detrimental to our health.
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Why Mercury Tuna is Still Legal
It is not necessary to eat tuna, or any fish, to eat a balanced diet.
We can obtain all the nutrients, including Omega-3 fatty acids, from a
plant-based diet. This way, we don’t cause intense suffering the aquatic
creatures and we avoid the many contaminants (such as mercury) found in
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