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    Just wondering how much is too much. Lately i've been eating it everyday at work. Isn't there some concern with high levels of mercury or was that just media overhype?

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    really don't think a can or two or three a day can cause any damage due to mercury.. i'm pretty sure you would have to eat pounds of tuna (you'd get sick of it first) to have to worry about any mercury issues..
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    ive read that its possible to get some poisoning if you rely on tuna as your main source of protein for at least 5 years or so. ive also read that its something that the body can usually take care of if you ever happen to be poisoned. once the doctor or whoever figures it out and the diet is changed, supposedly you can detoxify and recover.

    but anyway try to switch it up a little. tuna is great and everything but bringing a chicken breast you cooked with last night's dinner isnt much harder than a can of tuna. i feel like the key to nutrition is variety, plus you dont have to take in 5 or so grams of unnecessary sodium with those tuna cans.
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    I may be wrong but I think the white tuna has more mercury in it. I try not to eat more than 3 a week. The tuna packed in olive oil is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim623 View Post
    I may be wrong but I think the white tuna has more mercury in it. I try not to eat more than 3 a week. The tuna packed in olive oil is awesome.
    you sure its olive oil? so many places ive been to (restaurants/salad bars) have olive oil, then you ask if its 100% and they say its half soybean or canola or some other $hit lol

    i cant see the manufacturers trying to give you a healthy boost with 100% extra virgin olive, most likely a mix of some sort. but who knows
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    I try to remember to take NAC periodically when I'm eating a lot of tuna. It can potentially aid with mercury chelation/detox. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    you sure its olive oil? so many places ive been to (restaurants/salad bars) have olive oil, then you ask if its 100% and they say its half soybean or canola or some other $hit lol

    i cant see the manufacturers trying to give you a healthy boost with 100% extra virgin olive, most likely a mix of some sort. but who knows
    Good point, I'm gonna look into that.
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