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10 Good Reasons to Eat Less Fish

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10 Good Reasons to Eat Less Fish

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Fish have been touted as a healthy alternative to meat. Fish is usually the last meat given up by people starting a plant based diet (hence the term pescatarian), and while eating fish has some health benefits, the negative effects associated with its consumption may out way the positives.  Read these 10 reasons to give up fish and decided for yourself.


fish pollution

The ocean is full of toxins, most of which have been dumped there by humans, and these toxins are consequently taken up by the fish swimming in these waters.  Most fish, especially fatty fish, contain high levels of PCBs, DDT, dioxins, and lead, which have been shown to cause fetal brain damage and cancer.  Fish are also the main dietary source of mercury, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease, blindness, and deafness, as well as problems with motor skills and attention.

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2 comments on “10 Good Reasons to Eat Less Fish”

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4 Years Ago

I've been vegan for 25 years and consider it one of the best decisions of my life (my doctor agrees). Here's a video to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice and why the number of vegans has doubled in the US in less than 3 years.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE Also, here's a link for everyone to make the transition easily: 21-Day Vegan Kickstart http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/kickstart/kickstart-programs

5 Years Ago

Hi i wont eat carcinogen soy it' can cause thyroid cancer and other health problems. so I will never eat that poison. and some of your food is non nutrition cause it's all cooked out of it. and I hate white bread.


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