Seafood is so good for our health, health experts are concerned we're not eating enough of it. It’s good for the heart, brain, muscles, and mood, and cultures with seafood-rich diets also have longer life expectancy.
Yet just 1 in 10 Americans gets the recommended 2-3 servings of seafood per week, consuming just 16 pounds a year, while devouring over 100 pounds each red meat and poultry per year.
There are a few high-trophic fish from some parts of the world that have high levels of mercury that, if consumed in large quantities, can lead to toxicity. Outside of these items, the benefits of consuming seafood far outweigh risks from mercury.Want to learn more? Our friends at the Seafood Nutrition Partnership have assembled a number of science-based resources to explore.