08th June 2012
Canned tuna is an easy convenient protein source but it's notorious for mercury contamination. Besides, it's well known that potential damage to childrens' developing brains from accumulated mercury may impair adults' immune and reproductive systems and raise heart attack risk. So, try canned salmon or mackerel instead. According to Purdue University researchers who tested 272 cans of fish, they found mercury levels averaged 45 parts per billion in canned salmon and 55 parts per billion in mackerel compared with as much as 340 ppb in tuna in oil. So why not swap your easy mid week carb curfew tuna salad niscoise for a salmon one instead?