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    I just realized that eating canned salmon every day in different ways is very cheap and nutritious (we're talking <$5 for meals every day!). However, I read somewhere that overconsuming omega-3s is actually detrimental to your health because you have excess n-3 over n-6. Would it be okay to do long term, or should I cycle in some expensive meat now and then? I just remember the Eskimo documentary, and it seems like they mainly eat fish as their protein.
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  • #2
    if for no other reason i would cycle it for your head.

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    • #3
      I guess I could get tired of it, but usually when I get really excited about eating something, I could eat it for weeks. XD
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      • #4
        i eat canned salmon all the time. i prefer it over tuna anyday.
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        • #5
          I think it'd be pretty hard to overdo the O-3 if you not popping fish oils. Eggs alone should get you back to 1:1.

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          • #6
            Yes.

            It would be very bad.

            Bad.

            Bad bad bad.

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            • #7
              Or maybe I should buy meat to eat on Mondays just for Darth =P
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              • #8
                Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                Or maybe I should buy meat to eat on Mondays just for Darth =P
                No, if you're doing it for me you should kill it with your bare hands.

                But on a more serious note, over consumption of larger predator fish may have some risk of mercury or other toxicity. The toxins tend to concentrate the higher up you go in the food chain. Smaller fishes are probably less risky for daily consumption. The completely unscientific opinion I heard was salmon or tuna 2-3x a week or so. Google it, and see what you think.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                  No, if you're doing it for me you should kill it with your bare hands.

                  But on a more serious note, over consumption of larger predator fish may have some risk of mercury or other toxicity. The toxins tend to concentrate the higher up you go in the food chain. Smaller fishes are probably less risky for daily consumption. The completely unscientific opinion I heard was salmon or tuna 2-3x a week or so. Google it, and see what you think.
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                  I heard alaskan salmon has pretty negligible amounts of mercury, and I can probably safely consume a pound every day without any effects. Plus I hear the concern over mercury shouldn't be that high unless you're pregnant or way overconsuming it.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
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                    I heard alaskan salmon has pretty negligible amounts of mercury, and I can probably safely consume a pound every day without any effects. Plus I hear the concern over mercury shouldn't be that high unless you're pregnant or way overconsuming it.
                    No worries then.

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                    • #11
                      A concern of eating canned salmon everyday is it is going to give you high amounts of BPA. Also, you have to make sure you're eating the kind with bones and skin or else you are not getting complete nutrition.

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                      • #12
                        ^ This. This is the only reason I really watch my consumption of canned goods. I go for flash frozen wild caught salmon. I found some nice salmon at costco for relatively cheap.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by earthspirit View Post
                          ^ This. This is the only reason I really watch my consumption of canned goods. I go for flash frozen wild caught salmon. I found some nice salmon at costco for relatively cheap.
                          Aw, man. Is there any source that I can find where I can figure out my limit for BPA exposure? Or is that one of those "minimize as much as necessary" kind of things? How much do you buy your salmon for?
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                          • #14
                            I've been lucky to find a couple places locally that sell frozen head-off & cleaned pink/chum salmon for ~$2/lb, so I've been eating salmon quite often as of late. Plenty of bones to deal with, but when roasted whole its easy to separate each side off the spine, and cooks a whole lot faster than bone in chicken.

                            Plus, theres just something awesome about bringing home a small whole salmon for $5-6 that I cannot resist
                            Last edited by Fury; 11-12-2011, 01:07 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fury View Post
                              I've been lucky to find a couple places locally that sell frozen head-off & cleaned pink/chum salmon for ~$2/lb, so I've been eating salmon quite often as of late. Plenty of bones to deal with, but when roasted whole its easy to separate each side off the spine, and cooks a whole lot faster than bone in chicken.

                              Plus, theres just something awesome about bringing home a small whole salmon for $5-6 that I cannot resist
                              Time for me to go hunting/foraging I guess XD

                              Where do you live, by the way? Maybe I can find a similar place =P
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