New research suggests that it is safe for pregnant women to eat canned tuna.
After seeing a documentary on NRK about the effects of mercury during pregnancy, I questioned how safe it was for pregnant women to eat canned tuna. High levels of mercury can damage your nervous system, and fish have been found to contain varying amounts of mercury.
In 2015, researchers were commissioned to investigate the mercury levels in canned tuna.
The research was recently completed, and Senior Advisor Harald Nordås from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) has cleared canned tuna. “canned tuna is made of smaller fish with smaller amounts of mercury and is therefore safe to eat.” In other words, it should be safe for pregnant women to eat canned tuna. Read full article here and here.
I am very happy this research was conducted and even more happy about the results!
Fish and tuna are an important part of a healthy lifestyle.