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So i know that some fish is bad for you because of the mercury in the fish.

What about hake? does that have alot of mercury in it!!?

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replied November 13th, 2007
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here's a site with a really good list of fish and their mercury contents-

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy health/fishmercury.htm

it says hake is in the lowest mercury group, so eat up and enjoy!
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replied November 13th, 2007
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oh yay thats cool!! thanks for that!!Smile

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replied November 13th, 2007
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thw whole mercury thing confused me. When my sister was pregnant with #1 she was told to eat alot of fish and that mercury wasn't a problem and then when she was pregnant with #2 (only 6 months later) she was told it was bad
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replied November 13th, 2007
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Dannzibelle wrote:
thw whole mercury thing confused me. When my sister was pregnant with #1 she was told to eat alot of fish and that mercury wasn't a problem and then when she was pregnant with #2 (only 6 months later) she was told it was bad


They change their minds on this. It isn't bad in moderation but it isn't something you should be consuming every day.
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replied November 13th, 2007
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my dr. said no more than 6 oz of fish a week.
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replied November 13th, 2007
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Emma2 wrote:
my dr. said no more than 6 oz of fish a week.


What kind of fish?
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replied November 13th, 2007
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anything with high mercury levels..
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replied November 13th, 2007
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large fish are higher in mercury.
Such as Tuna, shark, and sword fish.

I lerve tuna and eel!! Yummmm!!

Sarah
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replied November 13th, 2007
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eww fish lol
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I was told to only eat tuna approx 3 or 4 times a week (I think.. I hate it anyway so I didn't pay too much attention) & to avoid eating shark, merlin & swordfish altogether.
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replied November 13th, 2007
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I'm not really a big fan of fish but with stephens recent heart attack we have to try and cut down on certain foods and add in a few good ones.

Thanks for your help!!Smile
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replied April 14th, 2010
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Hake is a fantastic.... One of the best ways to prepare it is rubbed in olive oil and and fry it skin side down fist in a cholesterol reducing low fat butter such as flora pro active. Season with fresh ground salt and black pepper with pressed garlic and fresh parsley. Server on the side with sautéed button mushrooms and mange tout. Yum
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replied August 27th, 2012
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Thanks just came home with some from the market never had it before but when she said haddcok or cod i thought well why mnot try it...3.99 lb which compared to 8-9 for cod and haddock...
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replied April 14th, 2010
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I'd follow the recommendation of your doctor, however mercury content in fish is lower than some vegetables. Hake is a white fish, not unlike sole, very low in fat, very rich in all of the good stuff you should eat fish for. It's much better for you that farm beef or even most chicken.
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