Monday, March 16, 2009

Is Your Seafood Safe?

Not everybody loves seafood, but it can be a very beneficial dietary addition. The consumption of fish has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Fish is rich in Omega 3 and other long chain fatty acids (the healthy fats), is an excellent source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D, and contains an abundance of macro and trace minerals. But fish can be potentially dangerous, especially for pregnant women and children.

If my memory serves me correctly, I was pregnant with Witzy when my husband found this useful Calculator from Since then, I've used it to "check" the types of fish we eat for their level of mercury contamination. It has been a really useful tool... not only because it has revealed which types of fish to stay away from, but also because it shows which fish are healthy choices.

Visit this handy page and bookmark it! Especially if you are pregnant or are nursing, take the time to check the most common fish you eat on this calculator. Oh, and another good thing... you can enter your child's weight to see danger levels for their size as well.