The health benefits of eating seafood are well known, but so are the health risks. In stark contrast to the healthy lean protein and variety of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish is the threat of contamination with metals, chemicals, harmful microbes and other substances like pesticides. “Many scientists have weighed the pros and cons, though, and it seems the benefits outweigh the risks,” said Mira Calton, the author of “Rich Food Poor Food,” “particularly if you choose the most omega-3-rich fish with the lowest likelihood of toxic exposure.” Research has linked the consumption of seafood to a reduced risk of heart disease. Furthermore, women who consume omega-3 rich foods while pregnant experience longer gestation time, and additionally better brain and visual development are seen in the infants. Read on to learn about the nine safest seafood options and their health benefits.