What Do You Think About Canned Tuna?

By Lisa Tsakos on February 09, 2011


Q: What do you think about canned tuna? The mercury etc. Does that exist in an organic version? 

A: Tuna that was caught in the ocean (“wild tuna”) or raised on a conventional tuna farm will be contaminated with mercury. Tuna raised on an organic tuna farm, however, should be mercury-free and safe to eat. Read the label carefully to ensure that the fish is, in fact, organic and look for the organic certification symbols on the can. For conventionally-raised tuna, the Natural Resources Defense Council provides a chart that recommends how much tuna is safe based on weight. Review the chart at http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.asp.

By Lisa Tsakos| February 09, 2011
Categories:  Eat

About the Author

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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