Eating Out Vlog - How To Enjoy An Unhealthy Food Like Seafood - Learn About Mercury and Radiation: The Ugly Truth About One of The World's Most Beloved Foods
After we arrived at the restaurant, we sat down and ate a lot of food. I ordered fried catfish and one pound of steamed blue crabs that were cooked in garlic butter and a lemon and pepper sauce. They were amazingly fresh and the sauce made it so delicious ❤! My friends ordered sandwiches, shrimps, and crawfish.
After we were all nice and full, we then went right next door for dessert 🍨. Nancy ordered a coffee and ice cream drink, which I think I would have liked much more than mine 😔. I ordered a brownie sunday, but it was too sweet and chocolaty for me, so I could only eat half of it 😇:
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"Mercury is a toxic metal that poses a serious health risk to developing fetuses, babies and children, who can suffer brain damage and learning disabilities from prolonged or repeated exposure to even small amounts of mercury. Although the metal occurs naturally in the environment, mercury levels in our air, land and water have increased dramatically since the rise of industrialization in the late 19th century...Mercury enters streams, rivers, lakes and oceans primarily through rain and surface water runoff. Bacteria can then convert it to an organic form called methylmercury -- the form that is dangerous to people. All fish have some mercury. When small fish with low mercury levels get eaten by bigger fish, the amount of mercury biomagnifies. For this reason, long-lived fish and top-level predators like swordfish and shark often have the highest mercury levels. According to EPA, mercury concentrations in fish can be 1 to 10 million times the mercury concentration in the water." Source: http://seafood.edf.org/mercury-seafood
If you love seafood or eat a lot of it, then I recommend checking to see the mercury levels of the fish you order or cook most often. You can find this list here on the FDA website. Understanding how much mercury is in the fish you eat will allow you to monitor how much you can eat and how often. In general, the smallest amount of mercury that has been found in fish is 0.003 ppm, and that is in scallops, which are quite small, so there is a good amount of mercury in larger fish like tuna, crawfish, cod, trout, and mackerel, as well as in crabs and lobsters. In general, the bigger the fish, the more mercury it will contain, so base your portions off of the size of the fish and the amount of mercury it has.
This is where I need to explain why I ate seafood, given all that I know about it. All seafood does contain radiation, just as it contains mercury. The radiation extends as far as the U.S., so we can't avoid it, but you can protect yourself from it and still eat the things you like sometimes. However, if I were traveling in Asia🎐, I would avoid seafood as much as possible because places like China, Vietnam, etc, are much closer to Japan 🎎 than say the UK or America.
Aside from the radiation ⛔, I also take the current state of our food into consideration. Since Listeria is a huge problem around the world today, choosing between seafood and other foods is more a matter of choosing between the lesser of two evils. With seafood 🐙, I can still enjoy it as long as I am not pregnant 👶, as long as I don't eat it too often, and as long as I drink silver afterwards to take the mercury out of my body. If you don't already keep a bottle of silver at home, I definitely recommend getting one. Silver is amazing for preventing and helping get rid of colds, removing heavy metals out of the body, and killing some germs and bacteria that cause diseases and health problems. You can find the best silver on my website. It is also available here:
If you love seafood 🍣, considering how many foods are recalled every month for Listeria, I say live a little and eat what you like, but do so in moderation. Understand that our world has changed. We have polluted 🌇 our once clean waters so badly that we have ruined a lot of our foods, and though many people like to blame commercial farming 🐷 for the contamination and depletion of our soil, it is more than that. Humans overall are just destructive to the environment because we require so much food and there are so many of us. So, given all that, accept the changes in our environment ☀, and adjust your lifestyle accordingly to give you optimal health, without sacrificing too many things that you love 🐟.