excellent source of essential fatty acids, omega-3's etc.
delicious (to me)
easy to prepare / incorporate into quick meals
fits easily into a low-carb diet
TF compatible (traditional foods)
you're supposed to eat a lot of fish
don't have to cook it
highly portable (a little can, etc.)
helps me continue to avoid supplements (e.g., fish oil)Cons:
to sum it up, anything that is so toxic you can only eat it once a month when pregnant or nursing isn't something I want to be eating at all. (note: the kind I buy is "dolphin safe" so this isn't necessarily a con)
So... I love tuna fish salad. Recently I have been eating A LOT of it. Yesterday I ate 1.5 cups of tuna fish salad made with real mayonnaise, lots of celery and onion.
The day before I ate 1 cup. The day before that I ate 1 cup. I didn't have any today because I ran out. I feel great. I think the healthy fats and high protein in it give me lots of energy and I swear I can see a difference in my skin when I eat lots of fish, which sadly isn't very often because frankly it's a huge hassle.
I know the "light" tuna is supposed to be lower in mercury so I get that. I also have been getting tongkol tuna from Trader Joe's.
I'm not pregnant or nursing. But... still I wonder... how much of an ostrich am I being about this? And I don't want to pull a Jeremy Piven and end up with mercury poisoning either, kwim?