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July 19, 2011 11:04 AM
Hi guys,

The only reason I ask is because most weight loss clinics restrict the amount of tuna you can eat a week; for instance, twice a week.
July 19, 2011 11:07 AM
I think the restriction relates to mercury content?
July 19, 2011 11:09 AM
BUMP!

Really? Im surprised. I did not know that. That makes me wonder now.. I eat tuna four times a week... If anyone has any more info please post! smile
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July 19, 2011 11:09 AM
I do not restrict mine. i go through tuna phases. LOL I use Can 95% of the time in water not oil
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July 19, 2011 11:10 AM
I steer clear of the oil packed variety - go for water packed if you want to save some calories.. I've never heard of restricting tuna as part of a weight loss regime, unless like other poster indicated it's due to mercury content in the fish. If you like it, I'd say eat away. Lost of good omega 3
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July 19, 2011 11:10 AM
It is because tuna contains crap loads of mercury which certainly is not good for you...
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July 19, 2011 11:10 AM
QUOTE:

I think the restriction relates to mercury content?


This is why it should be restricted somewhat. Larger fish tend to absorb, and contain, more mercury.
July 19, 2011 11:10 AM
I think it has to do with the mercury in it. I usually have a can a week or so. If we are low on healthy foods, I'll have 2 cans a week at most. It can be bad if you mix it with a large amount of mayo. I usually smash up half an avocado and mix together then add some pepper. Much more flavor than mayo and a lot healthier.
July 19, 2011 11:11 AM
Tuna is restricted because of the mercury content in it. There's a lot of research that preaches to both sides, I personally think you would need to eat A LOT of tuna to get mercury poisoning. I've also read that apparently "Chunk" tuna has less mercury than "Solid"
July 19, 2011 11:11 AM
My nutritionist told me to eat tuna as often as I wanted because it is low fat and high protein.
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July 19, 2011 11:11 AM
This is a really great chart of how often you should eat it.

http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.asp
Edited by melsinct On July 19, 2011 11:12 AM
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July 19, 2011 11:11 AM
smile good source of protein. Stick to the tuna in water and not oil, and don't over do it (mercury and sodium). But in general I would say a good thing, rather than bad.
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July 19, 2011 11:12 AM
Definitely a major problem for pregnant women, but others should probably be careful too.
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July 19, 2011 11:26 AM
QUOTE:

Tuna is restricted because of the mercury content in it. There's a lot of research that preaches to both sides, I personally think you would need to eat A LOT of tuna to get mercury poisoning. I've also read that apparently "Chunk" tuna has less mercury than "Solid"


That's good to know, I buy the 'Chunk' tuna in water -
July 19, 2011 11:27 AM
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This is a really great chart of how often you should eat it.

http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.asp


Thanks!
July 19, 2011 11:29 AM
QUOTE:

This is a really great chart of how often you should eat it.

http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.asp


So the clinics have a reason for it I guess... per the chart, I can eat 1 can of chunk light tuna every 3 days..
August 30, 2011 10:24 AM
QUOTE:

This is a really great chart of how often you should eat it.

http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.asp


Love this link... just checked the chart out... Guess I don't need to eat tuna for lunch Monday through Friday... Yikes...
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