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Haha, I'm my philly too. Pat's or Geno's?
Eat in moderation. And we'll be fine.
Many of these foods have delicious meat in them, meat is full of amino acids, therefore it is healthy.
But with fish you also have to balance the ecological problems of wild-caught fish (eg overfishing) with the medical costs of farmed fish (eg mercury exposure).
Well, I can. We have a serious issue with overfishing, and also a serious issue with mercury contaminated fish (especially in those species that are higher up on the food chain due to bio-accumulation), so there are two reasons why one should proceed with caution while consuming fish. It can be both harmful to the overall food supply (depopulation), and harmful to personal health (toxic metals).
I'm familiar with those two problems, I was just confused with how "balancing" has anything to do with this.
How are we to "balance" the problems? Is proceeding with caution whilst consuming these fish, "balancing"? Should we eat an equal amount of mercury contaminated fish and an equal amount of fish that is generally over-fished?
Perhaps it's just figurative language I'm not aware of. Maybe "balance" means to just eat in moderation, as to caution from contributing too much to either one of the problems? Then again, there are problems with nearly every branch of the food industry, so I usually recommend moderation all across the board. Pesticides, growth hormones, artificial preservatives, artificial flavorings... there are so many things that can potentially cause harm.
Can you elaborate on what you mean by this?