As a child, my mother convinced me to eat more fish, because “I would be smart!”
I obliged and it turns out there is some truth in that statement – eating fish is good for you! However, the type and quality of fish you eat matter.
Now, that will not become a super genius for the pleasure of eating fishies … BUT omega fatty acids can give your brain and your body a boost.
There is a catch (Get it … “capture” – a game very well-meaning words).
All bad jokes aside, not all fish are able to improve their health. Some may even be detrimental to the consumer.
One of the leading candidates to be unbeneficial to eat fish is tilapia . On a nutritional level, tilapia barely resembles any other regular fish you would eat at all.
What is the Tilapia?
- A white fish, mild flavor
- easy cooking – boneless and skinless
- extremely cheap to reproduce (which makes it an sales success due to its low price)
What is the problem?
The problem with eating tilapia is that most grown in unnatural conditions, mostly raised in factory farms.
In nature, tilapia eat plants and algae. However, tilapia grown in factory farms eat a diet food (consisting of corn and soy) and fertilizers. If that is not scary enough, the farms also use a large number of chemicals in order to raise and keep fish alive!
You are not only what you eat. A more accurate statement would be … You are what you eat your meal.
What does that mean?
means that a lot of chemicals are already used during cultivation of tilapia, these same harmful chemicals end up in your body every time you eat fish!
Eating farmed tilapia bred-it can cause a number of harmful and negative effects to your body such as:
- Coronary heart disease
- Inflammation of the joints
TAKE NOTE: breed fish farm do not provide the necessary nutrients you get from eating wild fish. To be safe, always check the source of where their food is coming!
is best to stay out of the tilapia raised on the farm to prevent possible harmful effects.
Here are 4 choices of healthy fish:
1. The wild Alaskan salmon (especially sockeye)
4. black cod (black cod)