Fish and Mercury – is there a way to have your fish and eat it too?

728031_seared_tuna_steak.jpgWe have heard our whole lives fish is healthy. The Japanese consume lots of fish and reap the physical benefits. Inuit peoples of the north enjoy large amounts of fish as well. But these days, Americans are finding their fishing waters a little murky. Alongside news to feed your family more fish are articles warning of mercury. No wonder so many of us are giving up meat altogether.

But what if I told you you could have reasonable amounts of fish and lower the mercury in your system? Seems there’s this wonder herb that will help rid your body of mercury. It’s called cilantro. Yes, that much-loved, oft disliked herb that tastes a little like parsley in a lime juice bath actually flushes mercury out of your system.

While this remedy does ease the fish-lover’s conscience, it doesn’t give you the go-ahead to eat boatloads at the all-you-can-eat fish fry. I still suggest pregnant and nursing moms and young children seek the advice of a doctor and a qualified nutritionist on this.

I’d like to help you find ways to get cilantro on the dinner table. Here are some recipes I found:

A Cilantro Pesto Recipe

Cilantro Lime Salsa

Sesame and Cilantro Vermicelli Salad

Note: For more intense mercury cleansing, seek the help of a qualified nutritionist or herbalist. I am not a nutritionist or a doctor – I’m a mom who loves to study natural, clean living through lots of personal research which I enjoy passing on to you.

5 thoughts on “Fish and Mercury – is there a way to have your fish and eat it too?

  1. Hi Diane, I was reading the links attached to this article and was surprised to see the “experts” advocate pregnant women consume that much fresh fish per week – especially since the risks are, according to them, only “theoretical.” Yikes. My OB was very, very conservative and pushed hard for no fish. Instead, while pregnant and nursing, I took an omega-3 (fish oil) supplement to benefit from all the goodness of fish without worrying about the risks. I’ve been reading a lot about a flax seed (ALA) and DHA/EFA supplement for kids – since most kids turn up their noses at fish and aren’t getting the essential fatty acids they offer. It’s practially a full time job finding and preparing healthy alternatives. Thanks for making the search a little easier and more fun.

    Lisa

  2. very conservative and pushed hard for no fish. Instead, while pregnant and nursing, I took an omega-3 (fish oil) supplement to benefit from all the goodness of fish without worrying about the risks. I’ve been reading a lot about a flax seed (ALA) and DHA/EFA supplement for kids – since most kids turn up their noses at fish and aren’t
    Nice blog

    Jade Borg
    http://www.gpjobsaustralia.com/

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