It might feel like it?s carrying things to far to eliminate something as elemental as a shrimp or a scallop. But think about what we dump into the ocean where this food comes from. All our waste and trash gets hauled into the ocean, if it doesn?t go into a landfill. Think of the millions of gallons of oil that have been dumped from oil tanker accidents. Think of the impact that the erosion of the ozone layer in the atmosphere has had on every living thing on the planet. There are toxic levels of mercury in fish and seafood, so much so that if you?re a woman contemplating getting pregnant, you most definitely shouldn?t eat fish. Your risk of producing a baby with birth defects is extremely high if you do.
It can be hard to let go of fish and seafood, because this has a similar texture to red meat and poultry. It?s flesh after all, even though it?s marine flesh. It might take longer to eliminate fish and seafood from your diet, but keep at the effort. If you?ve been realizing the benefits of eating more vegetarian, then it?s really a small step to take to eliminate this last piece of animal flesh from your diet. Imagine how good you?ll feel about yourself and what you?re doing for the planet when make that last step and eliminate all meat and animal products from your diet.