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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Are there any fish I can’t eat?

    Generally speaking, we consider fish to be the ultimate health food. High in protein, low in fat, loaded with Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, what could go wrong?

    Yet, in fact, there are many issues surrounding eating fish that aren’’t really spoken of. Some favourites including swordfish, for example, are, well, fishy. If you are heading off abroad, where food is a little more exotic, it may be worth giving the following fish a swerve to avoid food poisoning and the travel accident compensation claim that follows.

    Fish to avoid

    Whether you’’re trying to lose a few pounds, keep fit, or you simply enjoy eating from the ocean, there are some seafoods infamous for their health-related risks.

    To avoid food poisoning at home and abroad, here is a selection you should definitely avoid eating:

    • Swordfish
    • Shark
    • King mackerel

    If you are a seafood lover, it is likely that you may have tried one or more of the above. In fact, swordfish, shark and king mackerel are known for their notoriously high mercury content. It is advisable to avoid these fish altogether to prevent mercury poisoning.

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    Farmed fish

    The debate of farmed fish v wild fish is ongoing, yet, when it comes to health, wild-caught is the only real option.

    While the varieties may be the same and not to mention somewhat cheaper, farmed fish is out of its natural habitat, therefore higher in fat due to lack of exercise, prone to catching disease and are often given antibiotics to evade the latter. A classic case of you get what you pay for.


    This may come as a shock to seafood lovers, as lobster, oysters and scallops are typically considered some of the finest of fish dishes. Shellfish is, in fact, high in toxins. While alive, these sea creatures feed off anything they can find, which in turn means you also consume the toxins they have consumed.

    Food poisoning on holiday

    If you have experienced food poisoning on your package holiday, and you believe your hotel restaurant is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the travel compensation you deserve for the harm and distress you endured while you were away.

    For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.

    Date Published: April 6, 2016

    Author: SM Content

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