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How Much Salmon Is Actually Safe To Eat During A Week?
For optimal health benefits, experts recommend that adults eat no more than eight to 12 ounces of salmon per week, but other guidelines may apply to you and your family members.
The FDA advises that children aged one to three should limit salmon intake to two one-ounce servings a week. Children aged four to seven can have two two-ounce servings a week.
Children between eight and 10 can safely have two three-ounce servings of salmon per week, and once they reach 11, the FDA recommends two four-ounce servings per week.
Most adults can have 12 ounces of salmon per week, but those who have diabetes, gout, or want to limit their cholesterol and caloric intake should stick to eight ounces per week.
The “safe” amount of salmon to consume is determined by balancing the major health benefits associated with its consumption with the low (but real) risk of mercury contamination.