Saturday, May 28, 2011

Should I Stop Eating Fish?

Some vegetarians are actually pescatarians, which means that although they do not eat meat, they still eat fish. If you are a pescatarian you may be wondering "Should I stop eating Fish"? If you did this you would be a true vegetarian.

Seafood and shellfish can be a part of a healthy diet as Fish contain a lot of
nutrients that we don’t get from other meats.

They contain a high-quality protein, essential nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids and it is low in saturated fat.

However, eating fish has its disadvantages as well. Fish often contain mercury. These levels are not usually bad enough to hurt us, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are advising women, especially pregnant women, and young children to avoid certain types of fish and shellfish.

This is because some fish have high levels of mercury that are not safe for these
people to eat. Eliminating fish from your diet is usually the last step in going
towards a complete vegetarian diet.

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