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Shrimp? Not sure about shell fish

Hello Ladies,

Can someone please clarify ifI can eat shrimp. I heard mixed things about shellfish?  Ca someone please let me know...


Thanks!!

Re: Shrimp? Not sure about shell fish

  • Yes, you can eat shrimp. The only seafood you are supposed to avoid are ones with high levels of mercury (big fish)
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  • Just saw my DR. yesterday and she said to watch out for shellfish like shrimp and lobster (bottom-dwellers?) as well as eating any big fish that eat other fish b/c of high mercury levels.  You can have your mercury levels checked with a blood test.  As you may know, tuna has alot of mecury.
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  • Yes, you can eat shrimp. A good resource for figuring out which fish to choose is the Natural Resources Defense Council guide to mercury in fish, which you can access at https://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/guide.asp. The oil in fish provides types of fat that are great for you and baby. Best, Megan Tubman, MS, RD
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