Posts Tagged ‘omega 3 fatty acids’

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Mercury, Fish, and Pregnancy

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on May 1st, 2009 by johanna – 4 Comments

Fish is one of the best sources of the essential omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids may play an important role in control of inflammation, in growth and development in moms and babies, and in the reduction of the risk troutof heart attacks. Unfortunately fish is contaminated with mercury, some types of fish more so than others. The FDA has issued guidelines that recommend fish intake in moderation. An article, featured on the American Pregnancy Association website, lists those fish to best avoid and recommendations for those fish that are safe for a pregnant mom to consume.

Did you eat fish when you were pregnant?

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Seafood Watch

Posted in Bumkins, Green Scene, Nutrition Nook, Resources on April 24th, 2009 by johanna – 2 Comments

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a wonderful website providing a wide variety of information about seafood issues. Because of the emphasis to add seafood p_trcc_giantbluefin to our diet to increase our intake of the essential omega 3 fatty acids, the consumer has found themselves adrift in conflicting information about the safety of seafood choices. This website offers many educational tools to help you make sustainable and safe seafood choices.

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