Amy Stephens

MS, RDN, CSSD, CDCES

Licensed dietiTian

specializing in sports nutrition and diabetes

Mercury in Fish

Fish is great source of omega-3 fatty acid which has been shown to promote brain development.  This article published in the New York Times entitled, “Sorting Out the Risks of Fish” discusses overall health benefits of fish outweigh the risk of low-moderate mercury containing fish.  Check out the link on comprehensive mercury list, has a chart that shows which fish are highest to least mercury content.   Choose fish from the low-moderate columns to get best source of omega-3’s with least amount of mercury.

 

NY Times Article on Mercury in Fish

 

Comprehensive list of mercury content of fish