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    How many cans of tuna . . .?

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    How many average sized cans of tuna, not little mini ones or big family sized ones, would it take to satisfy my need for Omega 3? Not a big fish eater but I'm working on it, I can manage tuna salad, whole can each, using bell pepper "scoops" suggested by another poster, about twice a week.

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    You'd be better off with an occasional can of sardines. They real don't taste much different than tuna.

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    most tuna from a can has basically no fat. teh high-end brands may in fact contain the omega3 they tout on the label, but that's certainly the exception and not the rule.

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    Agreed. Or get canned mackerel. Or frozen, it's usually cheaper.


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    I would go with sardines as well, about a can a day & I like it more than tuna, less dry. Though I like my tuna with horseradish or avocado.... Or smoked salmon. Or soup from salmon heads and trimmings, and eat the fatty parts of the head, oh, my! Mmgh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
    How many average sized cans of tuna, not little mini ones or big family sized ones, would it take to satisfy my need for Omega 3? Not a big fish eater but I'm working on it, I can manage tuna salad, whole can each, using bell pepper "scoops" suggested by another poster, about twice a week.
    I eat three or four cans of tuna, salmon or sardines a week if not supplementing. Personally I like Wild Planet, seem well sourced and even if the canning seems suspect the explanation is reasonable.

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    NRDC: Mercury Contamination in Fish - Eating Tuna Safely

    careful with tuna -- mercury, ya know?
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    NRDC: Mercury Contamination in Fish - Eating Tuna Safely

    careful with tuna -- mercury, ya know?
    There is contention on mercury in fish. Some mercury is from presumably pollution, but some comes from the actual natural processes of the Earth--I think the Mid Atlantic Ridge is one place. At least for the the latter and possibly the former, the fish has something else in it that blocks the absorption of the mercury when you eat it. Sorry for the vagueness. That should be a good start if you wanted to do more research.

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    ^ Selenium. Not sure how preventive it really is

    Also there is huge variation in the amount of O3 in canned tuna. I go for albacore, which is the best I've found for O3. I have four or five cans of fish per week, mixing it up between albacore, red salmon, sardines, sardine sprats and mackerel. All taste good
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    What about those of us who can't stand the taste of seafood? I'm weird, I know, but I HATE seafood. Can't even stand to be around the smell of it and yes, I've tried various different items cooked various ways.

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