Is Tilapia good for you? 3 Fish to eat instead of Tilapia is an in-depth look into the truth about Tilapia and the many misconceptions that surround it. Learn how this fish is farmed and the top reasons why you should consider avoiding it. Find out 3 healthy fish alternatives that you can add to your diet to increase nutritional value and maximize your Omega-3’s. Get more great tips from Thomas at http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com -The third most consumed fish in the US, tilapia has unfortunately been tainted by farming and feeding practices. It is the most popular farmed fish in the US (1) -Farmed fish problem - farmed fish are bad for the environment and for our health. They are fed corn, soy and antibiotics. They are even fed hormones such as testosterone (1). What we consume is not lost, it is passed onto us. -Tilapia are easy to farm as they breed easily and will consume these unnatural foods, and easy to sell as they taste bland and thus many people will eat them (1). -Less than 5% of the farmed tilapia we consume comes from within the US. China and Latin America are the main locations for farmed tilapia, and their standards are not up to par. Fish are raised in crowded areas and harm local environments, such as lakes (1) -When we are told to eat fish, it is largely due to the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA and EPA. In our Western diet we have too low omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio, leading to a number of health problems. -A 2008 study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics looked at the fatty acid profile of four commonly farmed fish including tilapia. It found low levels of omega-3s, high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, high saturated fat and monounsaturated fat, and low DHA and EPA levels. These findings suggest that these fish have a makeup which is accepted to be inflammatory, which is very bad for our health (2). -While high in protein, tilapia’s fat profile makes it the opposite of good for your heart. Three Fish to Eat Instead of Tilapia When shopping for fish, wild-caught are usually the way to go. When shopping for wild-caught fish, looking for fish lower on the food chain is better to avoid environmental toxins. To be environmentally conscious, looks for fish certified by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) (3). If you buy farmed fish, be sure it states the fish were raised without hormones or antibiotics, not treated with synthetic herbicides, were farmed in low-density pens/tanks and that they were fed a natural diet (3). 1. US Haddock - has moderate mercury and is sustainably fished (4) a. With similar protein content, higher iron and lower saturated fat, wild-caught US haddock is a good alternative (5) 2. California and Pacific Halibut - moderate mercury levels and is sustainably fished (4) . With similar protein content and mild taste, higher iron, Vitamin A, iron and lower saturated fat, wild-caught halibut can replace tilapia in most recipes (5) 3. Alaska Cod - moderate mercury levels and is sustainably fished (4) . With roughly equal protein content per gram, lower saturated fat and higher potassium, cod is flakey and delicious (5) .Note: When possible, eating oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids is the way to go. Try wild Alaskan salmon, Pacific sardines and black cod. References: 1. Another side of tilapia, the perfect factory fish http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/science/earth/02tilapia.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2 2. The content of favorable and unfavorable polyunsaturated fatty acids found in commonly eaten fish http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18589026 3. Which Fish are the Safest and Healthiest to Eat http://greenopedia.com/healthy-sustainable-fish/ 4. EDF Seafood Selector http://seafood.edf.org/guide/ok 5. Fish and Shellfish Nutritional Composition http://www.seafoodhealthfacts.org/seafood-nutrition/healthcare-professionals/fish-and-shellfish-nutrient-composition Subscribe to the Thomas DeLauer Channel Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/thetdelauer?sub_confirmation=1
ManhartLOL: Wait since when O3 and O6 ideal ratio is 1:1 ? Sorry? O3 3/4 to 1 O6 is the Ideal one in most cases...
Robert DeBuck: Yes any farmed raised fish has been man manipulated and will not have the benefits of wild caught. Any fish that is wild caught is better than any grass beef you can eat.
hebrone30: Tilapia is a healthy fish, it's called feed them a vegetarian diet like their suppose to eat. This is mis information.
Dennis Gaffney: I love halibut
Ahmed ELBasuony: every you tuber has different point of view please I wish if all you tubers can set together and find mutual point of view . :D
Hunter Holly: Literally 2/3s of the video is negative. that sucks
Hunter Holly: Give me the good news first please!
bcsviewer1: Okay, how about if one grows there own in a Aquaponics System?
Dexter Ban: I think this man is jealous to all tilapia farm owner,cause tilapia farming is one of the most profitable business today.
Joe Serrano: Good information to know, thanks Thomas and Alaskan Cod, another name for this fish would be Pollock? I learned in another upload that Pollock are kin to Atlantic Cod, so bring on the Alaskan Cod, whether cooked as 'Bacalao Noruego' or made fresh from frozen fillets, because the Atlantic Cod we buy here is all dried and salted, but will check for frozen Cod, it really is DELICIOUS!
Hector Lalalala: always make sure it's wild caught and never farm raised. I'd stay away from Chinese meat or sea food. The problem is that sea food from the pacific is already full of Japanese radiation. That's why I am vegan. I'd rather have my fruits and veggies sprayed with pesticides. LOL
Jamrock86: nice so i dont have to take steriods just eat tilapia rofl
MUSTANGRD: so someone who lives in India has to eat imported fish?
Rick Lee: Arrogrant s.o.b pretty boy. Someone just give him tap water, a banana, some roasted potatoes and poison himself to death slowly.
Timothy Baughman: And my chosen meal to eat while watching something educational today on youtube: Tilapia -__-
telacole: I stop eating Tilapia when I found out it was man made
edwardo nahinahi: Duh. Sorry. Brain fog. Lol
JGM Texas: OR... you could find a Tilapia operation like JAYMAC RANCH, LLC which
raises it's Tilapia in water that is hyper-filtered (to 1 micron).
JAYMAC RANCH LLC raises Tilapia in a pristine ecosystem inside a
greenhouse. The main tank is 6500 gallons and they filter 30,000
gallons per hour. They also raise the Tilapia's natural diet
organically on their ranch. To find out more visit JAYMAC RANCH LLC on
Cat Crisst: what about wild
Mujibur R.: Blah blah................. Do some proper research before make statement about something. No fish is able to live in their filth. In intensive aquaculture system all filth is sucked out by filters, unless all fish will die. Many fish in nature able to leave without waters for many days, but they do not tolerate their poops. Antibiotic is banned in maximum county. And USA and EU have very strict regulation of food import (I think so). And main reason of eating fish is not Omega 3, fish is consume because of protein (healthier then beef or pork)...........also can do you have any idea about food chain? If everyone stop one specific food then how its pressurized the alternatives?
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