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Side Effects of Eating Salmon and Tuna

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Fish is one of the healthiest foods and consuming it is not just recommended but practically mandatory. But as with all good things, it also brings certain harms.

The consumption of fish, particularly salmon and tuna, has some possible side effects. They provide the body with the necessary omega-3 fatty acids, which are not synthesized by the human body. Because of this, we need to obtain our omega-3 doses through the consumption of food products.

Fish are most often recommended for procuring the necessary amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, especially tuna and salmon. However, as with many other food supplements, they have certain side effects.

One of the downsides is the excessive burping after the consumption of these fish, as well as the lingering fish aftertaste. This is why some prefer omega-3 capsules.


However, in most cases people prefer to get their supplements the natural way - by consuming delicious dish, such as salmon and tuna undoubtedly are.

One of the more significant problems of eating fish, such as tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel, is the increasing mercury levels in the oceans. By eating these marine inhabitants, you risk the intake of heavy metals in your body. Because of this, ever more people are depending on fish oils. Still, they too are no guarantee that a harmful element won't enter your body.

There have been cases of complaints of upset stomach and pains after the consumption of the aforementioned fish. This is explained by the fact that the omega-3 found in fish oils have a laxative effect in greater amounts. To prevent this from happening, decrease your intake of fish and fish oils.

There is also one more rarely occurring, but potentially increasing, side effect when consuming fish products. Even though they improve circulation and can reduce the risk of blood clots, in some cases the omega-3 fatty acids dilute the blood more than is necessary. But this is only seen in the excessive consumption of fish by people who already have bleeding disorders.