Something Fishy in Our Seafood Diet

Since the beginning of time, Man has turned to the blessing of the sea’s and rivers for food supply. Besides hunting on land, fishing has been a major source of food for ancient men, which is why most civilizations are born near to rivers and seas. Back then, the discovery of fishing made the life of ancient men and women easier. Fishing nowadays is a multimillion-dollar business globally. Seafoods are one of the sought after food in the global market. Everyday millions of fish are being harness in the seas, rivers and oceans to support the growing demand. Almost every country around the world takes pride in their seafood recipes. Tourists are attracted by not only the scenic views of a country but also the food. Generally in any ones minds, a seafood diet is one of the most nutritious diets available. Lately there have been discoveries about seafoods that could create certain doubts in our minds. Pollutions that are being thrown in our seas, rivers and oceans are making all types of seafoods unsafe for us to consume. What are the steps we should consider in making sure that our seafood diet is safe.

Stick to the Locals

Pollution among seafood is very real, they could cause minor to major diseases among fish lovers. To make the safety of seafood purchased only the local and known seafood in the market. We are not sure about lesser-known seafood in our local market, normally we are tempted to try new products, but we are not sure of their origin and how they are breed before being marketed. Upon eating seafood in restaurants always ask important information regarding the safety of the cuisines.

The Mercury effect

Mercury is one of the leading poisonous chemicals that are present among seafood products. Fish acquire this chemical by consuming contaminated materials that are present in lakes, rivers, seas and oceans. Mercury is a very serious threat with regards to our health, few drops of the chemical could contaminate large portion of any body of water.

Almost anything we eat is labeled as unsafe, that is we are encouraged to be aware of any situation in the food market today. Make sure any diets we introduce to our families are safe; otherwise the consequences could be fatal.

Rebecca R. Ammons

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