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    Question about tuna and mercury content






    I try and get on here more often but I never seem to get it done. This is an amazing forum with a wealth of knowledge so I will put this question out there. I eat my fair share of protein which is good, chicken fish and steak (moderately). My question is, I enjoy tuna so how much is too much to eat per day/week as people seem to make a big deal about the mercury content. What are the exact dangers of mercury as I hear so many opinions. I know I find the real deal answer on this here. Thanks everybody

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    If you weigh: Don't eat more than one can every:
    White Albacore Chunk Light
    20 lbs 10 weeks 3 weeks
    30 lbs 6 weeks 2 weeks
    40 lbs 5 weeks 11 days
    50 lbs 4 weeks 9 days
    60 lbs 3 weeks 7 days
    70 lbs 3 weeks 6 days
    80 lbs 2 weeks 6 days
    90 lbs 2 weeks 5 days
    100 lbs 2 weeks 5 days
    110 lbs 12 days 4 days
    120 lbs 11 days 4 days
    130 lbs 10 days 4 days
    140 lbs 10 days 3 days
    150+ lbs 9 days 3 days


    White albacore should be in the right column

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    Thanks so much DetMuscle, I knew I could find the real deal in this forum. Wow, I was eating much more than that, much appreciation. Will alter a few things now, good to know

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    wish i paid more attention in school haha that chart makes no sense to me durrrr....
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    DetMuscle - thanks for the great info!

    I located the same table at the following link: NRDC: Mercury Contamination in Fish - Eating Tuna Safely

    Please confirm that white albacore is the left column, and chunk light is the right column?

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    Mercury in fish is Ok as long as there's enough selenium in the fish as well. Tuna has plenty of selenium to bind to the mercury so the body can dispose of it. I'd be more worried about those filling that are dumping mercury down your throat every time you chew on something than what's in fish.

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    Question about tuna and mercury content

    The FDAs website has or at least had great info on tuna and all seafood.

    Albacore eat every 9 days

    Chunk lite every 3 days.

    I was eating tuna daily until I did some homework.

    My heavy metals where off the charts!!
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    Also if you cook it with garlic it helps lower mercury content

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtnbig View Post
    Also if you cook it with garlic it helps lower mercury content
    Is this support by research??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powermaster View Post
    Mercury in fish is Ok as long as there's enough selenium in the fish as well. Tuna has plenty of selenium to bind to the mercury so the body can dispose of it. I'd be more worried about those filling that are dumping mercury down your throat every time you chew on something than what's in fish.
    ^no kidding!!!!^this!
    i was told to not be very concern so much mercury content. Its usually a concern with pregnant women, but the process by which tuna is caught now, eliminates much of the mercury.

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    I had albacore twice today. On average I eat 2-3 cans a week, and have done so for many years. Shouldn't I be dead, or ill, or a fucking thermometer by now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenera View Post
    Albacore eat every 9 days

    Chunk lite every 3 days.

    I was eating tuna daily until I did some homework.

    My heavy metals where off the charts!!
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348709526.156127.jpg
    In my quest for protein to also ate a can of chunk like or Albacore every day for about a year.

    It tastes good, it's convenient, and has a decent amount of protein.

    But after doing my homeowork also, I cut way back and now I never eat it (I don't eat it once every 3-5 days mainly because I just went to other sources)

    Mercury as we know builds up in our bodies and it stays there. I'll pass.
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    Question about tuna and mercury content

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smoothy View Post
    In my quest for protein to also ate a can of chunk like or Albacore every day for about a year.

    It tastes good, it's convenient, and has a decent amount of protein.

    But after doing my homeowork also, I cut way back and now I never eat it (I don't eat it once every 3-5 days mainly because I just went to other sources)

    Mercury as we know builds up in our bodies and it stays there. I'll pass.
    Agreed. I eat it maybe 2 times a month now.

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    Fuck it, If the Tren and Halo dont get me, then I guess the tuna will, lol

    When I die and they list cause of death in the news paper, I hope they write. "33 Year Old dies from Tuna Overdose, STEROIDS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS EARLY DEATH", lol .. Leave the damn juice out of it people, please blame the tuna and the Mercury they are smoking.
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    also, why in the hell would someone weighing 20lbs be eating tuna?
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