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    Tuna – if fish is good, why do I hear tuna is bad?

    This excellent fish provides many nutrients and is an excellent source of protein.  The concern about tuna is that certain type of it contain high levels of mercury, an element that can be dangerous, particularly to children, pregnant women, and those nursing or looking to become pregnant (source: Health Canada).   Almost all fish contain some level of mercury, and other fish with higher levels of mercury are shark, swordfish, marlin and roughy.  The concern over tuna is that inexpensive as it is, and readily available cooked and packaged in tins,…