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    How often can i eat it while pregnant?
    I want some but had a small can yesterday and the day before so is that too much?

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    Default canned tuna

    Subbing as I would also like to know too. I've had major cravings for canned tuna but been too afraid to eat it

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    I think it's around the 2 small cans per week mark?

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    i eat it HEAPS. 5 times a week.

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    There is no problem at all with canned tuna - only fresh, big tuna ... like tuna steaks or the sashimi quality tuna. They don't use high mercury fish for canned tuna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peoniesarepretty View Post
    There is no problem at all with canned tuna - only fresh, big tuna ... like tuna steaks or the sashimi quality tuna. They don't use high mercury fish for canned tuna.
    Not true according to the nutritionist at my clinic (Genea). She says maximum of one small tin a week during pregnancy and the same for children. Mercury is a problem in tuna and swordfish. My natropath also told me the same.

    Tinned salmon is a much better choice for pregnancy and lactation.

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    The tuna for canned tuna is quite young. The older the fish, the higher the mercury levels...therefore, canned tuna = relatively low mercury levels. I only know this because I researched it *extensively* while pregnant (I ate a lot of tuna). It is okay to eat several cans a week. Enjoy

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    Hmm i think i'll give it a miss, just to be the safe side. Thanks everyone.

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    Interesting Tigg! I've been told (and have also read from a few different sources) that tinned tuna is absolutely fine.

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    The NSW Food Safety Authority says 2-3 serves per week: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/...-mercury-faqs/


 

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