34. Canned tuna is not the healthiest option for children.
Fish is an excellent source of low-fat protein, healthy fats that kids need, and necessary vitamins and minerals, so it is helpful to get hooked on it at an early age. However, it would help if you looked at the types of fish you are getting because they can have high mercury content. Avoid canned fish such as albacore tuna, swordfish, and king mackerel, as these are the ones that tend to have the highest mercury content. These ingredients can affect the nervous system of young children, which can lead to irreversible damage. Instead, look for healthier fresh fish options and incorporate those into their daily meals. Canned fish can be full of ingredients that do not have beneficial nutritional value to developing children’s bodies.