Then, the good folks at the EWG take the Monterey Bay data and overlay on top of it whether or not it's healthy to consume the selected fish, based on their mercury content. Mercury, according to the EWG/science, negatively effects your heart, nervous system, and general well-being.
Keep in mind that how much you can safely consume varies highly on whether you're a man or woman, your weight, and if you have heart disease, so check the group's handy Seafood Calculator to find out what's right for you. We're going to give you general guidelines, because not all of us are ripped 25-year-olds with 5% body fat. Just those of us who work at Thrillist.