Just a quick note to give a heads up to all parents, particularly pregnant and nursing moms: It’s being reported by The Washington Post that the FDA is trying to convince the government to remove warnings on fish and seafood containing mercury. This means a removal of any sort of warning telling us that mercury in fish is bad for us and our children, and rather than advising us to watch our fish intake due to mercury levels, they would begin recommending larger amounts of fish, especially for pregnant moms and young children.
Of course we all know mercury didn’t suddenly become a health benefit. But the FDA’s claims are that the benefits outweigh the risks. If you’re concerned about your kids not getting enough Omega-3’s, there are many other sources. I’d recommend searching through the “Healthy Recipes” section of this blog; if you have recipes you’d like to add, please feel free to send them along! Just check the Healthy Recipes section (there’s a tab at the top of the page) and you’ll see how to get those sent to me. In the meantime, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for some new recipes to add that will help get those Omega-3’s into your kids – mercury free!
Omega-3 foods: Beans, flax seed, walnuts, soybeans (including tofu), wheat and oat germ, avocado, pumpkin seeds, kiwi, lingonberry, black raspberry, pecans, butternuts, hazelnuts, hempseed oil, olive oil.
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