Are you that kind of person called "health-concious" for you always examine all the foods before you eat them?Well, being a seafood addict has many consequences because of the contradictory conclusions made about this.
Latest results conclude two new findings. We are familiar with the Omega-3 fatty acids that fish have and its benefit to our heart. We also know that fish are an excellent source of protein because they tend to feed algae ad part of their natural life cycle converting it into Omega-3 fatty acids that improve our cholesterol profile. But a certain element, mercury, was discovered and said to be found in some fish. It is possible because those fish fed on waterways are becoming contaminated with all the sorts of pollutants, including mercury, and these pollutants tend to affect other species. Mercury has affects which may lead to cognitive problems in developing brains that is why pregnant women and nursing mothers are advised to limit their intake of fish.
In some studies of researchers lead by Dr. Eliseo Guallar, the mercury was dipped in toenails where heavy metals tends to be deposited. The result is, the person with the highest level was 2.2 times more likely to have a heart attack.
Another study led by Dr. Walter Willet of Harvard school of Public health had a different result. It is said that mercury has no connection with exposure and the risk of heart disease.
But most of us who eat two servings of fish a week do not experience any problem. Guallar, ofCoastal Spain, continues flavoring his paella with salmon. It has only a negligible mercury level so he tends to eat it while Willet eat swordfish twice a month not because he fears to eat fish because fish cost much.
In conclusion, we need to be observers in order to have the latest details about this. We can say that fish can either be good in our heart nor an obstacle in maintaining a healthy body.