the place to balance your diet, body weight and mood for good

Yes, There’s Plastic in Your Seafood

california-roll-2186520_640_copy

Researchers have been warning about the dangers of ocean pollution – especially the accumulation of plastic – for decades. However, it is only recently that comprehensive studies have begun to emerge showing just how contaminated life in the ocean has become.


Not only is this a tragedy for the environment and biodiversity, it impacts human health too.

A recent study by Ghent University in Belgium shows that micro-plastics are ubiquitous in the world’s oceans, and that they are ingested by organisms like plankton, ultimately bio-accumulating in larger vertebrate wildlife, shellfish, and a variety of consumable seafood. That means if you eat seafood, you’re likely consuming plastic – up to 11,000 micro-plastics per year by their estimates.

The long-term effects of such consumption continues to remain uncertain, but it is known that micro-plastics can become embedded in tissue, and that they release toxins like BPA and PS oligomer which disrupt the functioning of hormones and reproduction in animals.

While more research is needed to understand just how this toxic accumulation materializes in our bodies, the evidence so far suggests that we may want to be thoughtful about consuming seafood. Environmental Working Group and Seafood Watch both have helpful resources for choosing the safest options.

Generally speaking, seafood is rich in Omega-3 fats and a variety of minerals like iron and iodine, and it is a good source of protein, but there are many other foods that contain similar benefits. Olive oil, avocados, coconut oil, beans, nuts, lentils, quinoa, and seeds as well as nutrient-dense veggies like kale and spinach are also rich in these nutrients, minus the plastic!

Education and balanced wellness are essential to our philosophy at Integrative Nutrition, so we hope this information empowers you to make the best choices to nourish yourself, your family, and those around you.

Want to learn more? Get our Curriculum Guide, and explore health coaching if you’re passionate about holistic health!

 


Comments

Anonymous
Comment as Anonymous change
Anonymous
Sep 20, 2017
Anonymous
Will not use the watch on replica watches the time set at 10:10 or so, basically has become the industry standard, people will think that this display in replica watches sale line with aesthetic psychology. So, this is a kind of herd mentality. Some companies, such as the days of the United States, will require all of its products must be set at 10:09.You may notice that most of the watch manufacturer's name appears in the middle of the upper part of omega replica watches the dial. The pointer into such a shape, can set off a good trademark
Anonymous
Sep 5, 2017
Anonymous
I tried out the Venice Silver Blue and was immediately a fan. Besides hours, minutes, and seconds, the rolex replica sale also features month, day of the week, date, and a day/night function. When I first read the description, it seemed like too much to present attractively on a watch face, but after wearing it I know that’s not the case.Jaeger-Lecoultre s’inspira de leur première replique montres ultraplate de 1907 pour créer la Master Ultra Thin.Bovory fake chanel handbags are instantly recognisable by their sumptuous charm and distinctive personality. They are both refined and rich with detailed leather craftsmanship that one expects of a high street brand. Whilst they have a luxurious feel they ooze softness and feminine charm.And then there are all those sunglasses myths that could ruin your eyes.One keen insider described Bovory as “a collection of uniquely designed leather replica handbags which are a must-have for any fashion conscious woman who wants to get noticed.”The collection is inspired by the jet-set lifestyle and New York’s urban jungle and comprises of bags, purses, sunglasses and watches. We love the cheap mulberry bags that comes in a large convertible tote style in mulberry and soft pink and the Sloan Editor medium chain shoulder bag featured.
Anonymous
Aug 8, 2017
Anonymous
caja Oyster Yacht-Master, unos replicas de relojes 100 metros (330 pies de agua) la profundidad del agua, es un modelo elegante y potente de proporciones iwc imitacion perfectas.
Anonymous
Jun 19, 2017
Anonymous
Rolex's "Skywalker", once considered a noble watch for Rolex's chances of rolex breitling watches watch of modern Rolex. Because of these factors, Sky-Dweller has been in the popular Rolex watches watches, the price is not high, for people who want to buy Rolex, there are so many fantastic watches, it has not ranked on the number, the launch time is short, do not form a market effect. But breitling replica uk keeping pace with the DD, had not yet made any steel before this year, and it was the most complex have to say, all steel section of the year, let this gold watch price reach 100 thousand interval, a steel Daytona steel, GMT, etc. in this blue gradient onio, price range, when all the people are chasing after the explosion, low-key and particularity of Rolex Sky-Dweller, who is you have to put aside I have you, game player is ideal for a thriving. What's more, it is blue, blue Rolex is rolex replica recognized as a very beautiful, very handsome face.