Astaxanthin is a substance found in salmon, trout and shellfish. It's related to vitamin A, beta carotene and lutein, so it should act like an antioxidant and maybe it's one of the reasons fish is good for you. Read more
A reader asks, "I've always been told that fats are bad for us, so I cut most of them out of my diet. Then I heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for us. I know omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, but can I get them from other foods? Why are they so beneficial?" Read my answer
So when is fish not so good for your health? Almost all fish is contaminated with trace amounts of mercury. While most healthy adults have no problem eliminating the mercury from their bodies, children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid some types of fish and shellfish to reduce their risk of mercury exposure.
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