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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.

Kind Regards

Frank

Response from Mr. Vergel

Frank

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:

Nutrition vs Safety: Omega 3 Oils and Mercury in Seafood

Nelson



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