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Too much fish bad for me?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 05, 2013 at 5:31 PM

So I consume alot of tuna and tilapia over red meat. I usually eat tuna for lunch everyday and then switch up different meats for dinner. Is that too much? Also, I'm looking to get more toned so I am considering insanity. Anyone have success doing that? How much should I up my carbs if I chose to do so? Thanks guys :)

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Thank you for the input!

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on January 05, 2013
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@ Roth- "Insanity" and "The Asylum" are high intensity workout programs put out by Shaun T. You might want to try using context clues next time.

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@ Roth- "Insanity" and "The Asylum" are high intensity workout programs put out by Shaun T. For future reference, context clues are a useful guide.

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on January 05, 2013
at 08:02 PM

Again and again, folks ask questions if it's "healthy" to eat "a lot" of one food or another. There are no one-shot-covers-all-your-nutritional-bases foods. Even overlooking the (overhyped) toxin issue with tuna, you're going to be missing some vital nutrients consuming mostly tuna/tilapia.

Eat a varied diet. It's better for you.

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on January 05, 2013
at 07:31 PM

You can never OD on seafood. It is the one food humans really need a consistent amount of over time. http://www.jackkruse.com/brain-gut-5-paradigm-drifts-paradigm-shifts-epi-paleo/

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on January 05, 2013
at 07:49 PM

If you can find it, canned chub/jack mackerel is a far healthier (+ usually cheaper!) alternative to tuna, insofar as toxins and n-3 PUFA levels are concerned. Some people may not be down with the oily/fishiness of it though... It also has tiny vertebral bones mixed in... (minerals!!) Don't get me wrong though, there are worse things you could be ingesting besides tuna. I personally wouldn't rely on it too heavily as a staple protein source due to, as Karen mentioned, PCB/dioxin/mercury concentrations and the associated nuerotoxicity risks. If you must, opt for the "chunk" (what a horrible word haha) varieties as opposed to solid albacore, as these fish (skipjack I believe) tend to be younger/lower on the food chain, and as such, have bio accumulated less of the aforementioned toxic slurry we as a species have been so kind as to endow our wondrous seas with.

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on January 05, 2013
at 07:22 PM

Make sure you are getting enough selenium in your diet, that will help with excess mercury you may be getting from fish.

http://chriskresser.com/is-eating-fish-safe-a-lot-safer-than-not-eating-fish

Try to use Wild Planet tuna.. it has very low mercury and other chemicals:

http://www.wildplanetfoods.com/

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on January 05, 2013
at 06:59 PM

Some fish can be problematic to eat in excess due to pollutant concerns, especially PCBs and mercury. Sadly, tuna, while cheap is one of these. Wild Alaska salmon is one of the safest, including the canned and would make a good substitute. A very helpful guide to what fish to eat (and how often) is at http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_recommendations.aspx?c=ln

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on January 05, 2013
at 06:17 PM

Too much of anything is, by definition, too much, and will not be good for you. Whether or not the amount of tuna one consuming is too much will vary per person. The easiest way to have a blood work analysis performed by a physician.

As for Insanity, I have done Insanity and still throw an Insanity (or Asylum) workout in every now and again. How many carbs you need will depend upon your muscular insulin sensitivity and the components of the rest of your diet. If you are eating very low fat, well then yeah, you will need to eat more carbs. If you're eating very high fat, then carb needs may be less, but in order to do Insanity as it is intended to be done (very high intensity) you will need some carbs regardless. Either way, whatever the components of your diet, you shouldn't need more than 150 grams a day- I don't at least, but I eat a high protein and moderate fat, moderate carb diet. Experiment and find out.

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on January 05, 2013
at 06:27 PM

Thank you for the input!

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on January 06, 2013
at 12:27 AM

Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate the feedback!

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on January 05, 2013
at 11:18 PM

You could just make sure to always drink some black or green tea with your fish. Especially if it's organic and/or Matcha if you go the green tea route (has more green tea catechins). Tea may help block the absorption of mercury and other heavy metals.

check out this study: http://www.ergo-log.com/teamercury.html Mark's take on Matcha Green Tea vs Green Tea https://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-matcha-tea-runners-high-stress-and-weight-gain-and-fasting-for-teens/

Also just drinking moderate to large amounts of tea in general helps detox the body, especially of heavy metals, so that would probably be a good idea as well if you're eating lot's of fish.

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on January 05, 2013
at 10:19 PM

WHen I eat Tuna I try and eat the Wild Planet brand for lower mercury. Price varies widely so look for a good deal. Costco is carrying it now. I also eat Wild Salmon as my prefered fish.

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