Is it safe to have Salmon during pregnancy?

Yes, that's ok

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I love eating smoked salmon. Can I continue enjoying it during pregnancy?

Salmon - also known as 

Pacific salmon, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Sockeye salmon, Atlantic salmon, Pink salmon, Masu salmon,
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Limits during pregnancy
8-12 ounces a week
I love eating smoked salmon. Can I continue enjoying it during pregnancy

Although there has been a lot of paranoia regarding high levels of mercury in raw fish, salmon is considered to be a safe pick. As long as it is a farmed salmon, there are no risks of parasites.
The FDA categorizes salmon under ‘best choices’ for pregnant women. The reason for this being, it has relatively low levels of mercury. Salmon is also considered to be one of the most nutritious foods in the world. Nutrients like selenium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins B5, B12, B3 and D, Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins are essential for neonatal development and are found in abundance in salmon. Hence, expectant mothers can enjoy 8-12 ounces of salmon every week.

Good source of
Biotin, Iron, Magnesium, Omega-3, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Sodium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
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