View Full Version : Too MUCH Salmon - Cholesterol Issue?

08-05-2002, 01:44 PM
Hey everyone,

Been really bored of tuna fish, so I decided to see if eating salmon would be a good subsitute. Right now I'm thinking about eating these 14 3/4 oz cans (as part of 2 smaller meals).

It has something like 7 servings which equals about 84g of protein per can!

But it also has like 40mg of Cholesterol per serving which is over 100% of the RDA.

Now my question is...is there enough of the good HDL in it, so I don't have to worry about this, or should I go back to tuna which has a lower Cholesterol.

At $1.99 a can, it's not too bad if it serves as 2 meals with that amount of protein in it....


08-05-2002, 03:07 PM
Salmon has Omega-3 fatty acids, and great HDL cholesterol, only good stuff. I wouldnt take it every day, but its a nice substitiute for the tuna .

08-05-2002, 03:26 PM
You should'nt eat a large amount of fish although a lot of ppl on here do for the protein content, becaasue they contain high levels of mercury, there was a recent study that showed u shoulkdnt eat more than 3 or 4 portions a week of fish

08-05-2002, 03:55 PM
Not all fish is high in mercury. Canned tuna, for instance, generally comprises young tuna, which is quite low in mercury, or farm-raised tuna, in which mercury is not a concern. Salmon is also low in mercury. Do a search on google to find the specific fish which should be avoided.

08-05-2002, 04:00 PM
I would eat raw salmon everyday if my wallet allowed.

Saint Patrick
08-05-2002, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by galileo
I would eat raw salmon everyday if my wallet allowed.

same here.

08-05-2002, 07:57 PM
the majority of fresh salmon in the US is farmed so it is also low in mercury...

08-06-2002, 07:44 AM
Thanks. I'll use my discretion. I was getting sick of knocking down 2 cans of tuna each day, so this week will be my salmon week! :)

08-06-2002, 02:34 PM
Anyone know off the top of their head if a lot of trout and bass should be avoided?

08-06-2002, 02:51 PM
The RDA for cholesterol is under 300mg isn't it???

7 servings = 280mg

08-08-2002, 02:44 PM
Mercury levels in seafood:

Slightly off topic, but at least related since we're talking about tuna, is there any significant difference to eating the "chunk light" tuna versus the "white albacore" tuna? I've only read one or two datasheets that discuss the ratios of Omega-3's/Omega-6's and they specifcally denote albacore tuna.