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25 Feb 2015

Hake Fish
Is it safe and healthy to eat hake fish while pregnant? What about lucky star tin fish?
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DietDoc

26 Feb 2015

Dear Reader

Problems with eating fish during pregnancy are related to eating raw fish and fish that is contaminated with heavy metals. All fish that is sold commercially particularly in supermarkets is inspected for infestations, so any frozen hake you buy should be safe. I am sure you are going to cook such hake portions which will remove the problem of the anti-B1-factor, which eating raw fish can expose you to (you would need to eat a large amount of raw fish for the anti-nutritional factor to be an issue anyway). The same applies to tinned or canned fish, which is tested to ensure that it does not contain heavy metals that can put users at risk. The canning process also effectively sterilises the fish for you. To read more about eating fish during pregnancy, visit the Health24.com website, click on 'Diet-and-nutrition' and then do searches with 'Pregnancy diets', 'Eating fish during pregnancy' and any other diet and pregnancy issue you may need to information on.

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DietDoc 

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