|sushi = NO NO, what about smoked salmon?
Jun 26, 2012
Hi Mr. Nelson Vergel I have read your oppinion on sushi being not a good thing to eat because of the risk of food poisining. What is your view on smoked salmon since that strictly speaking isn't raw like sushi.
| Response from Mr. Vergel
Smoked salmon is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are important for lipid metabolism and other body functions. It is also a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
However, not all is good in smoked salmon. A serving of smoked salmon has 1,150 mg sodium, satisfying more than two-thirds of the suggested daily limit of 1,500 mg. If you have high cardiovascular risk , lower your intake of sodium further still (1,200 mg )to reduce your risk of heart problems. For pregnant women, their intake of smoked salmon should be lowered to only two 6 oz. servings per week. While salmon contains low levels of mercury, it still contains some. Too much mercury can damage the fetus.
For more information on seafood levels of Omega 3 fatty acids and mercury, look at this diagram:
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