We all know about the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.
Cold water fish like salmon, herring and sardines, are abundant sources of omega 3s. These fish are relatively low in mercury.
Other types of fish are not so good. Mercury toxicity is a growing problem. Larger and more carnivorous fish tend to have more mercury.
So what do you do, if you know you need omega 3s, but don’t want to poison yourself with mercury?
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Can Healthy Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Give You Mercury Poisoning [pro-player]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmE7e0wgf-Y[/pro-player]
Dr. Mark Hyman has some great suggestions in this video. Listed below are the fish low in mercury and those that tend to be higher in mercury.
The good fish, low mercury, good omega 3
- Wild Salmon or organic farm raised
The bad fish, beware of mercury
- Sea bass
- All river fish
Where does all this mercury come from? Coal fired power plants are a major source. The mercury floats through the air and gets into the food chain.