Friday, 6 January 2012

Fish and mercury

Fish and mercury, most people think if they do not eat red meat and poultry from their diets, and healthy to eat fish. It thus bias also has a point, but there is also danger of eating fish and sea food. All human activities are conducted by exploiting the environment has a direct effect on fish and seafood we eat.

Elements of fish, shellfish and seafood is an important part of a healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients, are low in saturated fat, rich in animal fat and contain omega-3 fatty acids. A balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and growth is good for children and development. So, women and young children in particular should include fish or shellfish in their diets because many nutritional benefits. However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury much.

For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish health bukanmasalah. However, some fish and shellfish contain higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child's developing nervous system. The risk from mercury in fish and shellfish depend on the quantity of fish and shellfish eaten and the levels of mercury in fish and shellfish. Therefore, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United Nations organizations working in the field of Health (WHO) that suggest women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children to avoid some species of fish and eat fish and shellfish lower mercury. We still remember the disaster of Minamata Bay, Japan (1950) or events in Buyat Bay, Indonesia (2004)

Will we be overwhelmed by a sense of doubt in taking it? All the things we consume at least we ought to doubt, as the development of the age. Eliminate red meat and eat more vegetarian food is a very good start in leading a healthy life. Eliminating fish and seafood is one final step towards a complete vegetarian diet and health benefits that rewards you for making that change.