2 Questions about foods

ibex333July 17, 2006

1)I heared numerous times that fish such as albacore, mackrel, swordfish, and shark should not be consumed due to high levels of mercury.

I'm pretty sure tuna belongs to the same group as albacore, mackrel, etc. If that's the case, how come is it concidered "healthy" to eat tuna salads made from canned tuna??

Dont I get poisoned by mercury from eating that as well?

2)I am trying to work out lately. I'm not aiming to look like a bodybuilder, and I dont use weights. I just use my bodyweight. - pushups, pullups, situps, etc.

Because of this, I got interested in consuming protein rich foods.

I'm strongly opposed to protein shakes, bars, supplements, etc.

I cant stand chicken, pork, and most beef(with the exception of kebab, steak, hamburgers, and hotdogs.

I'm totally ok with fish, such as halibut, cod, striped bass, tuna, salmon, and sardines. Dairy is fine by me too - eggs, milk, buttermilk, etc.

At this point, it seems like I'm quite limited in my choice of protein rich foods, since fresh fish is expencive, eggs can not be consumed every day, and most meats are not to my liking. Do I have any alternatives that I do not know of?

---Thanx in advance for your help.

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Tofu, nuts, peanut butter, beans are other sources of protein. Do you like turkey?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 1:23PM
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Doesn't sound so limited with the things you mention but there is a lot of great info on Google about proteins and incomplete proteins...you might want to investigate incomplete proteins and try getting some from that route...I don't have time to type it all out for you especially since it is already there waiting for you to read....

Buy frozen fish ...it is easier to handle, in that you just thaw what you need and it is as good as fresh and not at all expensive...eggs have also gotten a reprieve...they are not considered the baddies that they were once labled...

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 1:25PM
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You should not eat tuna more than 2x per week, especially albacore and yellow fin.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 6:05PM
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Here's the link to the forum I'm usually looking around and posting at. (Well, when I'm not lurking here! :)

It's incredibly informative and not completely overpopulated - if you need any help with anything, ask RoaringMad Mac - he's whiz with nutrition!

Here is a link that might be useful: here :)

    Bookmark   November 8, 2006 at 9:33AM
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