Essay On Eating Fish

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I was born in and grew up in Japan, and eating fish is a part of my culture. I came to the U.S. about 4 years ago as an international student. When I was in Japan, I ate fish almost every day. In Japan, fish are main resource for protein. Recently fish farming becomes popular; therefore, from long time Japanese eat fish a lot because of geographically reason. Small landscape to rich fish in around the ocean. Island.
Since I came to America, the amount of fish to eat has decreased, but still I eat fish four times a week. From childhood, I was being taught that eating fish is good for the body, I also believe it. However, as I learned about nutrition and health, I had a question of asking whether fish really is good for my health. According
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Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, but all seafood do not contain same amount of omega-3 fatty acids. According to Keri Szejda in her article entitled “Eat more seafood for your health, right? Actually, it’s not that simple.” In Washington Post, in the U.S., three-fourth of seafood consumption are shrimp, salmon, canned tuna, tilapia and Alaskan Pollock. In fact, shrimp, tilapia and Alaskan Pollock are low in omega-3 fatty acids. The amount of omega-3 fatty acids varies depending on the type of salmon, for example, the species, farmed or wild caught. Canned tuna also may vary in its omega-3 fatty acids, for instance, light tuna is less than white tuna. Mercury is also issue when we choose fish diet. King mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, shark swordfish, ahi, tuna and bigeye tuna are example of high in mercury. Human cannot illuminate mercury, also our body accumulate mercury. Mercury harm our organs especially for fetuses, infants and young children may develop mercury toxicity. It may damage to their neuron system. According to Jackie Newgent in the article “Is Raw Seafood Safe To Eat?” in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, when eating raw or uncooked fish you have to be careful about

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