I am not a pregnant or nursing woman. Do I still need to limit the amount of fish I eat?
More than likely, you should be eating more fish. The advisory issued by FDA and EPA is only or pregnant and nursing women, women who might become pregnant and young children. Most Americans and pregnant women alike still don’t get enough fish in their diets weekly to be worried about exceeding 12 ounces.
For the rest of the U.S., population - such as men of any age and women who do not plan to become pregnant or are past childbearing age - the government and public health groups are advising people to eat more fish, not less. This is especially true for canned tuna, which is an excellent and affordable source of lean protein and certain essential vitamins and minerals. Canned tuna is also heart-healthy because it contains omega-3 fatty acids that help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. For these reasons, health experts, including the American Dietetic Association and the American Heart Association, recommend eating 2 to 3 servings of a variety of seafood weekly, including canned tuna.