© 2009 Jupiterimages CorporationIf you're concerned about food safety, equip yourself with the facts before you buy fish.
Not everything with fins and a tail will give you the same benefits — or, for that matter, expose you to the same amount of mercury or other contaminants. Here, two lists that will help you make your picks.
|HIGH IN OMEGA-3s|
|These fish are some of the best at protecting your heart.|
|Bass (striped)||Herring||Mackerel (Atlantic)|
|Trout (freshwater)||Tuna (canned, white)|
|LOW IN MERCURY|
|These tend to have particularly low levels of the metal.|
|4 TO THROW BACK|
|Young children and women in their childbearing years should avoid these high mercury fish entirely. It’s not a bad idea for everyone else to limit their consumption too.|