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2018/04/30 12:20:43 (permalink)
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eating fish

How much fish do you guys eat on a daily or weekly basis ?
I would guess it wouldn't be a good idea to eat too much due to the mercury levels.

Atm I'm enjoying mackerel, pilchards and tuna fish.
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 12:43:40 (permalink)
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Three days a week at least, salmon mostly.

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 13:13:05 (permalink)
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very rarely , did a lot of tuna when i first started training , probably 4 times per day and I think ive OD on the stuff because I can no longer stomach it , really really struggle with the stuff , done a few spells since with pilchards which I also cant stomach , tinned mackerel fillets in sauce I can just about eat and just eat them occasionally , if salmon was cheaper I would eat it every day but its just too damned expensive .
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 13:17:26 (permalink)
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2 to 3 times a day.
 
As I eat so much fish, I did some research on what fish to choose. There are various references available online which lists the amount of mercury (basically, the larger/older the fish, then the higher mercury content).
 
Sardines, mackerel and pilchards are fine, but be careful with the tuna as it's pretty high.  For white fish I usually stick with pollock or whitefish as it's cheap, sustainable and has low mercury content.
 
Fresh water fish is much lower, so trout and river salmon are also good choices.
 
Avoid swordfish, unless you only eat fish once or twice a week.

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 13:19:03 (permalink)
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Not as often as I should, typically salmon once a week or so. Would eat a lot more but the wife doesn't eat any fish nowadays and can't be bothered to cook just for myself.
 
Mercury is mostly an issue with larger fish, buy the smaller ones if you want to eat fish often.
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 13:27:47 (permalink)
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If you’re a fish n chips guy apparently haddock is better than cod as it’s a deep sea fish and cod is a scavenger.

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 13:33:30 (permalink)
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2 to 3 times a day.


Dang. Is that a typo? That's a lot. Why so much? Do you really like it or do you think there's some health benefit to eating so much? I'll eat that much fish in a week.
 
OP - As said by others, larger fish with a longer lifespan pose the biggest risk of contamination. Smaller fish pose less of a risk. 
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 15:25:16 (permalink)
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did a lot of tuna when i first started training , probably 4 times per day and I think ive OD on the stuff because I can no longer stomach it , really really struggle with the stuff


Exactly this. Pity because it is/was a very handy source of protein.

"Be adequate"
 
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 16:35:36 (permalink)
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Mercury is mostly an issue with larger fish, buy the smaller ones if you want to eat fish often.


Is that true , where does the mercury come from ?
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 16:47:30 (permalink)
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Uriel
 
 
Mercury is mostly an issue with larger fish, buy the smaller ones if you want to eat fish often.


Is that true , where does the mercury come from ?


When you take the baby fish away from their mothers they produce mercury, pretty sure BR Or Trunks said as much.

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 16:53:39 (permalink)
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did a lot of tuna when i first started training , probably 4 times per day and I think ive OD on the stuff because I can no longer stomach it , really really struggle with the stuff


Exactly this. Pity because it is/was a very handy source of protein.



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Before the gym life I actually used to love the stuff,  then when I started training it was probably the most cost effective way to get your protein intake up at about 20p a can, I could happily chug it down straight out of the can all day long, and then one day it just started tasting bland, got to the point where I was literally taking a mouthful and washing it down with water.
 
My experience with tinned Salmon was worse though, I nearly choked to death on one of those little bones, I really thought I was going to die as I just couldn't get a breath in.  I still can't eat it, I gag at the smell of it.
 

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 16:57:02 (permalink)
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doc
did a lot of tuna when i first started training , probably 4 times per day and I think ive OD on the stuff because I can no longer stomach it , really really struggle with the stuff


Exactly this. Pity because it is/was a very handy source of protein.



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Before the gym life I actually used to love the stuff,  then when I started training it was probably the most cost effective way to get your protein intake up at about 20p a can, I could happily chug it down straight out of the can all day long, and then one day it just started tasting bland, got to the point where I was literally taking a mouthful and washing it down with water.
 
My experience with tinned Salmon was worse though, I nearly choked to death on one of those little bones, I really thought I was going to die as I just couldn't get a breath in.  I still can't eat it, I gag at the smell of it.
 


Like taking tablets  
 
Kwik save was about 30p a tin , I think for a few years that tuna was my only source of protein 
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 18:23:57 (permalink)
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Uriel
 
 
Mercury is mostly an issue with larger fish, buy the smaller ones if you want to eat fish often.


Is that true , where does the mercury come from ?


Mercury is everywhere in tiny amounts, but animals have a really hard time getting rid of it so once you consume any it stays there for a long time. Because of its density it tends to seep into the sea floor, small fish eat a small amount of food and die quickly, they decompose and return it to the ecosystem before they have a chance to build up large amounts of it so the mercury levels in them is always quite low. But large fish live very long lives and eat a lot of small fish during that time, every time they eat the levels of mercury in their bodies goes up a little. The bigger and older the fish the more mercury it will probably have in its body.
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 18:28:54 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby stinking_dylan 2018/05/01 07:02:59
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On a tangent this's an awesome fish recipe 👍
 
https://www.jamieoliver.c...es/keralan-fish-curry/

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 18:59:14 (permalink)
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about 3 times a week I have either canned tuna or salmon on a wrap for lunch.
 
Apart from that not really but I do really like pan fried salmon fillet with soy sauce, garlic and honey
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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 19:09:52 (permalink)
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I wouldn't eat farmed fish
 
I eat tinned wild salmon once a month
 
One tin of tuna and one tin sardine a week
 
Not a massive fish person, I prefer high quality meat

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 21:38:01 (permalink)
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ive recently got into tinned mackerel.sardines etc etc rarely have any other types of fish.

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Re: eating fish 2018/04/30 22:49:39 (permalink)
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Even when I used to eat meat, the idea of eating fish would discussed me, the smell, the taste, the look, are all grotesque, not to mention they swim around in the Earth's toilet.

I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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Re: eating fish 2018/05/01 07:15:19 (permalink)
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2 to 3 times a day.

Dang. Is that a typo? That's a lot. Why so much? Do you really like it or do you think there's some health benefit to eating so much? I'll eat that much fish in a week.
 
OP - As said by others, larger fish with a longer lifespan pose the biggest risk of contamination. Smaller fish pose less of a risk. 

Not a typo, and I eat it because it's my favourite food (I was brought up on it due to it being freely available, along with game).
 
I typically live on fish and veg really.  Low carb days involve about three different fish in one meal, three times a day, so often up to nine servings in a day.  Hence me being wary of the mercury content... 
 
Like Muscle, I don't eat farmed fish (along with intensively farmed animals), especially basa. This is farmed in China, fed on fecal matter and has low omega-3 content and high omega-6.
post edited by stinking_dylan - 2018/05/01 08:45:12

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Re: eating fish 2018/05/01 07:58:27 (permalink)
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Boss Redd
not to mention they swim around in the Earth's toilet.


Does the soil your veg grows in not contain all manner of animal waste?


Me, one 212g tin of wild pacific salmon four days a week

four tins of tuna a week

Plus anything that will go in a stir fry once a week

I think about a mercury levels occasionally, but then worry about more pressing issues instead
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