Post # 1
I come to work at 7 am every morning. At 830 sharp I reach into my desk and pull out a can of tuna. Every weekday morning I eat one can of tuna for breakfast. This morning the co-worker on the other side of the cube joked to me that “if you keep that up, you’ll be dead by Christmas” I’ve done this every morning for the past year. I’ve tried researching it, but can’t really find a definitive yes or no. Any one help me out?
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure you should cut way back. It depends on if you are eating albacore or light tuna.
Post # 4
here is consumer reports new warning about tuna:
it makes me sad too=( such an easy, lean protein! this was one of my new years resolutions- cut WAAAAAAYY back on tuna
Post # 5
i don’t know about mercury poisoning, but a can of tuna at your desk every day would make me a VERY unhappy coworker!
Post # 6
@kitzy: lol I thought this as well
Post # 7
As far as I know, it doesn’t bother anyone (I actually asked that when I first started doing it 😀 )
Post # 8
@kitzy: lol I was totally thinking the same.
Post # 9
oh noes! I just had a can of tuna for dinner last night
ok, ok, I know it’s not THAT terrifying for the average grazer, but if you’re eating it every day, now I’m kinda worried for you. Maybe you can switch: “Fortunately, it’s easy to choose lowermercury fish that are also rich in healthful omega-3 fatty acids.” They mention this in the article… maybe switch to salmon?
Post # 10
It may not cause direct poisoning, but it will bioaccumulate in your body, which could cause problems for you down the road (or for your children. I’m not 100% clear on whether the heavy metals are released into breast milk with the fat (where the metals mostly get stored), but there’s a pretty good chance. Something to look into at least!)
Post # 11
Ive heard you really arent supposed to eat tuna more than 2-3 times per week. I think this goes for a lot of types of fish actually.
Also…..just a can of tuna for breakfast? Ive never heard of this!
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Post # 13
The conern with tuna is for albacore tuna only. However an adult can have up to 6 170g cans per week without problems. Light tuna has lower mercury content and is not a concern. I see you are from the states but here is a link to Health Canada’s recommendations. They are pretty clear.