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The 5 fish that are most contaminated—and 5 you should eat instead

From a nutritional standpoint, seafood is a pretty safe bet: It's packed with protein and good-for-you monounsaturated fats. Unfortunately, though, some types also contain mercury, which can affect a fetus or child's neurological development, says Mira Ilic, a nutritionist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.Since the contaminant stays in your body for more than a year, it's crucial that you avoid ingesting it even if there's just a chance you could become a mom soon. All fish contain some mercury , but here are five types you should definitely steer clear of (along with five better alternatives).Don't Eat: SharkBecause this fish is at the top of the food chain, it consumes other fish to survive—and oftentimes, those other fish have already been contaminated with mercury, which means sharks' levels veer into dangerously high territory.MORE: The Dinner That Could Help You Live LongerEat: Wild Pacific SalmonA four-ounce serving scores high when it comes to vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium...

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