How to avoid risks when eating fish

How to avoid risks when eating fish

The fish is very healthy food and provides nutrients and beneficial to the human body. Even so, on some occasions, it can cause health problems due to certain bacteria, parasites or pollutants such as anisakis or mercury. So it is necessary to take certain measures when consuming it. In this One How To article, we explain how to avoid risks when eating fish.

Steps to follow:


1. To prevent possible bacteria or parasites such as anisakis from entering our body. It will be necessary to eviscerate the fish as soon as possible. Thus preventing it from passing into the meat. You can ask them to do it at the fishmonger when you buy it or do it when you get home.

2. When buying fish, we must also ensure that it is fresh and in good condition. In this way, you must ensure that the skin is shiny and the scales are well adhered. The eyes must be prominent and of intense color.

 3. If you buy fish that you are not going to consume at the moment. Put it in an airtight container or container to ensure that the fish does not dry out or its juices escape. Since they can contaminate other foods in the refrigerator. Some good options are lunch boxes or tuppers, a covered plate, a bag or a plastic film.

4. It should be noted that when cooking the fish, we will kill any possible bacteria that it may still contain. So, the main problem we will have when consuming raw. Or marinated fish since these organisms can continue to live and pass into our bodies.

5. On the other hand, if we freeze fish or choose to buy already frozen fish. We will also avoid all kinds of risks of being infected by bacteria.

 6. On the other hand, we must also take measures for the presence of contaminants in fish such as mercury, due to environmental contamination. Some fish accumulate mercury in their bodies throughout their lives. Especially large species such as large predators. And this heavy metal will be detrimental to human health.

7. It should be noted that pregnant or lactating women and young children – between 1 and 30 months – are the most vulnerable publics. In this way, they can and should consume fish, due to its great nutritional benefits, but they are recommended to avoid the species most contaminated with mercury, whose consumption should be limited at certain stages. It is, therefore: swordfish, shark, bluefin tuna and grouper mostly, although we recommend you consult our articles for further information:


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