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Secret Side Effects of Eating Canned Tuna, Says Science

One of the most popular lunch proteins, canned tuna, has some pretty awesome benefits : it's one of the best sources of biologically active, anti-inflammatory, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids ; it's a great source of protein; and it's so convenient to eat— making it even easier to have healthy meals in minutes. But despite all the good of this inexpensive protein, there is a catch: One major health complication you have to be cognizant of when eating tuna is mercury poisoning . You ingest small amounts of mercury—a toxic metal that comes in different forms within the environment—when consuming fish. While there are many types of fish with very low levels of mercury, like anchovies, salmon, and flounder, certain fish, like canned albacore tuna, have high levels of mercury, according to the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC). Generally, exposure to small traces of the chemical from seafood and even some everyday products such as light bulbs and some batteries