Don’t worry about the mercury — at least not as much as you may have been.
That’s the latest advice from the FDA which is now swimming away from advice dating back to 2004 — which was that pregnant women, nursing moms, and young children limit their intake of certain types of fish.READ MORE: Rep. Lauren Boebert Used Campaign Funds For Rent And Utilities, New Filing Shows
The problem turned out that many interpreted “limit” as “avoid like the plague” and fish intake sank like a stone.
The feds say these groups really need the Omega 3 fatty acids found in many types of fish, especially since research shows these fatty acids encourage brain growth and raise IQ.
So the new advice: three servings a week for pregnant and nursing women, and two servings for young kids.
The types deemed safest:
Light canned tuna (not albacore — that’s still on the limit list for this group)
Fish sticks — that’s right — as long as it’s the low fat variety.
Now how about the ones you don’t want to hook onto your menu:
– King Mackerel
Key point here: Don’t rely on fish oil caps for your omega three fatty acids. Fish has other benefits not found in a pill.MORE NEWS: Jefferson County Public Health Settles With 2 Schools Over Face Masks, Gets Injunction For Faith Christian Academy
In the meantime, stay tuned for the next shift in medical advice. We’re always casting in different directions.