List Of Fish, Highest to Lowest Mercury

The Data you find here was obtained by the FDA and the EPA. That should be a red flag right there. That’s because the FDA & EPA are a little loosey goosey with their standards. Never trust anything that these entities report. Always go with independent research, the simple reason why is because they have no conflict of interests like the two government organizations.By conflict of interest I mean that they protect business & industries first and consumers second. I am not saying that they shouldn’t protect vital industries but I am saying that they are more obliged to lean a certain way on matters of what is healthy.

That being said , notice that the first category of Highest Mercury, it is recommended not to eat these fish at all. If the FDA & EPA are saying it then you better listen, the fish must be real bad! The second group is fish that you can eat small portions of, again, stated by the FDA & EPA. I would say that this same group should be combined with the first group and do not eat these either. In fact I would avoid the following group as well and as for the last group of lowest mercury, they say you can eat 2 portions a week. I say if you really want to avoid THE MOST TOXIC ELEMENT ON THE PLANET, mercury, then you should only eat these fish once per month. Maybe wild caught salmon is ok if you want to eat that twice per month.

Just my opinion folks , if you wanna go by what the FDA & EPA say then Bon Appetit!

If you do not eat seafood then just make sure you get some Flax Oil to get your Omega’s!!
Highest Mercury
AVOID Eating

Grouper
Marlin
Orange roughy
Tilefish
Swordfish
Shark
Mackerel (king)

High Mercury
Eat no more than three 6-oz servings per month

Bass saltwater
Croaker
Halibut
Tuna (canned, white albacore) See tuna chart below
Tuna (fresh bluefin, ahi)
Sea trout
Bluefish
Lobster (American/Maine)

LOWER MERCURY
Eat no more than six 6-oz servings per month

Carp
Mahi Mahi
Crab (dungeness)
Snapper
Crab (blue)
Herring
Crab (snow)
Monkfish
Perch (freshwater)
Skate
Cod*
Tuna (canned, chunk light)
Tuna (fresh Pacific albacore)

LOWEST MERCURY
Enjoy two 6-oz servings per week

Anchovies
Butterfish
Calamari (squid)
Caviar (farmed)
Crab (king)
Pollock
Catfish
Whitefish
Perch (ocean)
Scallops
Flounder
Haddock
Hake
Herring
Lobster (spiny/rock)
Shad
Sole
Crawfish/crayfish
Salmon
Shrimp
Clams
Tilapia
Oysters
Sardines
Sturgeon (farmed)
Trout (freshwater)

Data obtained by the FDA and the EPA.

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