I eat a lot of canned tuna fish. I love tuna fish sandwiches with celery (& carrots if I have any) on rye bread preferably. I was wondering how much tuna fish is considered too much to eat in a week for example. I love tuna fish but am trying to limit it due to the mercury in it, supposedly. (I have been trying to eat other things besides tuna, but I usually don't have much of a selection to choose from....)
Odd that you would ask this now as was wondering the same thing this week. Chunk light tuna contains less mercury than albacore tuna. I usually eat the albacore tuna but decided to purchase chunk light yesterday because of the lower mercury levels. I have two links that are helpful. -
The reason I asked is because I recently heard something about it, I think on the radio or TV, not sure which. I don't eat "chunk lite tuna", never did. I like Solid White Tuna. I read one of the websites you posted (thank you!!) and it wasn't very promising. Now, in addition to limiting my eating of hot dogs, cold cuts in general, red meat (cause I'm just not crazy about it and don't think it's good to eat too much of it), I will have to limit my Tuna Fish consumption. OMG, that's terrible. I'm lazy and I like tuna. I don't smoke, don't drink, don't 'suntan' anymore, I want my TUNA FISH..... wa wa wa wa wa
Wavy you are so funny---listing all the vices you DON'T have and crying that you WANT YER TUNA FISH! I don't blame you for whining! I like tuna too, but I'M TOO LAZY to even fix it with mayo and celery--how bad is that??
Hello All, I L O V E tuna fish. I usually make it with shredded onions, a little liquid smoke and mayo. I usually put it over my salad greens or just eat it out of the dish. I have to eat multigrain bread (don't like it) but tuna doesn't taste right unless I have it on toasted white. As a matter of fact when I come back from my walk I will be having the leftover tuna that I made at the begining of the week. Did I mention I L O V E tuna.This message has been edited. Last edited by: peppermintpattitotherescue,
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Don't have a Trader Joe's that's "on the way" for most errands or shopping. When I'm remotely near it, will usually stop in. ONE time, there was JARRED solid tuna iin olive oil. At first thought too much money till I realized it was easily twice size of normal can. Splurged and bought ONE jar... KICKED myself ever since cuz I haven't seen it since.
I like the "good" tuna... imported, in olive oil. I'll drain off oil and drizzle with either a generous squeeze of lemon juice or Balsamic.
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I read that, thanks!!! Doesn't let you eat as much Tuna as I usually eat. I had a boatload of Collosal Shrimp last night. I guess now I should not eat my beloved tuna fish for another month now..... I can always stock up on yummy broccoli OR go to a Tropical Island and live on Bamboo Shoots and Coconuts.....
Oh, Wavy, poor girl. My theory is to eat what you want in moderation. Something or the other is going to kill you anyway. If you listened to all the "experts", you'd die anyway cause you couldn't eat anything or breathe the air or drink the water!!!
Interesting,I was reading an article about Mercury this week.It increases Alzheimer's,studies have been done.It is in Flu shots and other children boosters they need for schooling.Maybe some of our board members that are in the health field can chime in on this.
I dont think eating several times a week is bad.Only if you are pregnant.That is when eating tuna and fish is limited.I love tuna too and have salmon steaks once a week.It is healthier than beef,right?This message has been edited. Last edited by: jackierenette,
Originally posted by jackierenette: Interesting,I was reading an article about Mercury this week.It increases Alzheimer's,studies have been done.It is in Flu shots and other children boosters they need for schooling.Maybe some of our board members that are in the health field can chime in on this.
I dont think eating several times a week is bad.Only if you are pregnant.That is when eating tuna and fish is limited.I love tuna too and have salmon steaks once a week.It is healthier than beef,right?
Jackiearenette, What you are referring to is thimerosal. It's not in the single dose flu vaccines and no new vaccine for children has contained thimerosal since 2001. Here is a link to the CDC's regarding the 2012-2013 flu vaccine. - http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/thimerosal.htm
Oh great, even high fructose corn syrup can contain mercury. The first link is to a news article in the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper and the second link is to WebMD. WebMD also interviewed the The Corn Refiners Association, (who produce High Fructose Corn Syrup), to get their side of the story.
I love tuna too, it's one of my favorite things for lunch and has been ever since I can remember. When I make one 5 oz. can I add about 1/4 head of shredded iceberg lettuce, chopped green olives with pimento, tiny amt of finely minced onion, and sometimes a hard boiled egg, mayonnaise, tiny bit of salt and pepper. Shredding the lettuce adds a lot of bulk and that one 5 oz. can makes enough for 2 or more sandwiches. I love it on rye, but regular sour dough is good too. 1/2 head of iceberg chopped and 1 can of tuna flaked, with oil (canola, EVOO is too strong a flavor for this) and red wine vinegar, salt and pepper makes a great salad for lunch also with a small peice of Italian bread.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Spanish Revival,
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Originally posted by Spanish Revival: ...... When I make one 5 oz. can I add about 1/4 head of shredded iceberg lettuce, chopped green olives with pimento, tiny amt of finely minced onion, and sometimes a hard boiled egg, mayonnaise, tiny bit of salt and pepper......
I make it the same way! Chopped Spanish Olives, sweet onion, HB eggs and I also add a chopped crispy sweet apple like Gala or Fugi, then mayo, salt, pepper and celery seed.
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I was in the supermarket and I literally forced myself to keep away from the tuna fish..... unreal! My tendency is to always stock up on it, as I consider it a 'staple' in my house, along with coffee, milk, bread.... tuna!! I stocked up on some more fresh veggies. Needless to say, I had no lunch today, just a banana! (honestly) I was just TOO LAZY TO DEAL WITH THE CHOPPING UP OF THE VEGGIES! By the time I finish, it will definitely be dinner time and then I would have to explain to my DH why I'm not hungry (again!) :rollingeyes:
Wavy, Don't know how much you're willing to spend, but there are no-low mercury tunas on the market. Organic food markets like Whole Foods would likely stock some, or you could order some from amazon.com. It's not cheap, though. Apparently, it takes a special fishing method to gather younger fish (which have had less time for their flesh to absorb as much mercury).
Starkist's FAQ section says this - if you choose to believe it:
"Canned tuna is safe and canned light meat tuna is listed on the EPA/FDA advisory as one of the fish that has very low levels of methylmercury. The trace levels of methylmercury found in canned tuna are far below the 1.0 parts per million (ppm) standard the FDA has set as safe. FDA testing has shown that canned light meat tuna has an average of 0.1 parts per million (ppm) and that Albacore (white meat) tuna has an average of 0.35 ppm. StarKist has appropriate testing procedures in place to ensure that both our light meat canned and white meat canned tuna are well below the FDA limit of 1 ppm.
For more information, go to the FDA's website at www.fda.gov or call the FDA Center for Food Safety Information Line at 1-888-SAFEFOOD."
I eat 2% cottage cheese or Greek yogurt and two or three kinds of fruit - a banana, cantaloupe, and grapes for my lunch. Or sometimes, I'll eat a piece of leftover chicken or deli turkey slices - but I don't have bread for lumch - sometimes, I'll have whole grain crackers instead. I quit eating tuna fish sandwiches long ago ...mostly because of the bread though....I like canned salmon or leftover salmon om a salad....