Good comments there guys thanks.
+1000 on store what you eat. That’s another reason why I recommend buying ordinary supermarket store food that has long shelf life but its still common stuff our kids ands ourselves already eat.
About mercury, tuna and seafood.
The FDA recommends up to 12 ounces (2 average meals) of low mercury fish ( canned tuna) per week.
I’d say this is EXTREMLY conservative given that in some places people eat all kinds of fish on daily basis.
I’m just back from Barcelona, Fish is pretty much all they eat there. Didn’t see a disproportionate amount of people with three legs or two heads, but they do have higher mercury levels in general.
Now, lets be honest here as well. In spite of that higher mercury level, if you compare the population of Barcelona to Orlando for example, I’d say that in Barcelona people clearly have a healthier diet.
No use in going nuts about fish and then stuffing your face with junk food full of hydrogenated fat and sugar.
In Galicia where my family is from, eating “Cazuela” is almost a religious matter. Again, people looked pretty healthy there too.
Light canned tuna, you can eat 200 gr. per week. In my family a tuna pie has mostly vegetables and a small can of 150 g. That’s 150 gr divided 4. So there’s no risk in eating that kind of tuna pie 3 or 4 times a week.
Best thing to do is have a well balanced diet. Just like everything else, excess (of anything) is bad. Heck people, to much water is fatal as well as a death no long ago in a water drinking contest proved.
And when in doubt, go for some salmon or cazuela over saturated fat burgers and fries. :-)