10 Fish You Should Avoid (and Why)

Species to steer clear of, due to higher-than-average levels of mercury, harmful chemicals, and other health no-nos.
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What's the catch?

by Karen Cicero
From Health magazine

Fish is among the healthiest foods you can eat. It's filled with good fats and protein, and has been shown to fight heart disease, boost brain health, and more.

Here's the catch: You can easily cancel out these health benefits if the fish you eat is contaminated with mercury, antibiotics, or harmful chemicals like PCBs. Use this quick-and-dirty guide to help you steer clear of suspect species that carry higher-than-average health risks.

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