I'm NOT pregnant, nursing or thinking of becoming pregnant. Do I need to worry about what fish I eat?
In short, NO. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not one single American has been adversely affected by mercury exposure from fish. Fish is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. In fact, in its Dietary Guidelines and Food Pyramid, the U.S. government prominently features ecommendations for Americans to eat at least two weekly servings of fish in their diets. Proteins, vitamins and fatty acids found in seafood contribute to improved cardiovascular and neurological health as well as healthy development in children. Visit www.MyPyramid.gov for more information.