Fishes are among the healthiest as well as the commonest sources of protein. Blessed with multiple nutrients, they are also rich sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, good cholesterols that protect the heart, eyes as well as the brain. Healthy joints are also supported by this good cholesterol.
Source: The Healthy Fish
Notwithstanding, when they are consumed excessively, the culprit could face some undesirable medical conditions.
Fishes dwell in aquatic habitats, the same place where industrial sewages are mostly disposed. Among the wastes in these sewages would contain some heavy metals, Mercury is usually among the most abundant.
Fishes get in contact with these substances from time to time and get infected by them though in negligible quantities. In fishes that are carnivorous, it is often worse because the more smaller fishes they consume, the more these substances would accumulate inside of them as they are usually not excreted in fishes. This is why carnivorous are not advisable.
For the ones we consume such as mackerel, tilapia, salmon et cetera. These ones would contain Mercury but not in massive concentrations. Frequent consumption of them could possibly elevate their concentrations in our body and this would lead to Mercury intoxication.
Some harmful effects of Mercury intoxication would include-
1. When it occurs in a pregnant or breastfeeding mother, it could result to poor development of child's memory as well as poor cognitive functions and responses.
2. It can also result to a damage to the kidneys leading to kidney diseases or kidney failure.
3. In males, it also can possibly lead to poor production of sperm which can result in low sperm count.
For these reasons, 'Healthline' has recommended that inorder to stay free from the possibility of Mercury intoxication taking place, whole fishes should not be consumed more than twice in a week. Especially when the fish is wildly caught.
Content created and supplied by: Optimistic2002 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More