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
brett jackman: ummmmm in ecuador
John Crowley: You never just get to the Fucking point.
P H O N E B O I - 8 9: No one is gonna talk about how fine this nigga is?? 😍😍😍😍
Caesar Fiorini: rather play it safe and eat a tuna taco .................
Dawit Bezabih: What about wild caught tilapia?
Herbie Husker: Tilapia is garbage. Don't eat it.
Jo Momma: This man knows nothing about fish how the raised where they come from or what they eat
Life Of Chris: Why not salmon or tuna?
Tsc Tempest: Nice one Thomas, never was really keen on Tilapia, even though it was touted as a good, "Prepper" fish ;-) Be that as it may, I appreciate your videos, and would ask you about one of my favourite fishes, "Basa." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSYaR8EeM7k What's your take on it given the recommendations you've already made? Why doesn't it make the grade from your point of view?
john woodworth: If you feed them healthy , the fish are healthy
Christian Lewis: Swai ftw!
Nicholas Breuer: I eat a lot of tilapia, but I also eat flax seeds and other foods that are high in omega 6. I think that if you're aware that it's high in omega 3, you can adjust your diet to compensate for it
Mr. Coffee: Remember the 80s when the Gov kept telling us what was good and wasnt? Fast forward 39 yrs and find out that it was all a lie. Never trust the GOV when it comes to foods unless you tripple check thier facts and then look twice again.
Ahmed Genena: I'm from Egypt, and Egypt is a very strong country in farming talipia
That's why I should say to everyone stay away from talipia from Egypt, I never eat talipia in Egypt because I know it's dirty
Jared Mitchener: Great points all around until you suggested eating a different fish that isn’t farmed yet. When it will be popular, it will be farmed sooner
Jadiel 254: Now days every kinds of meat is farmed raised living in their own crap and eating out of it mistreated and given steroids and LIFE is short so tonight I'm eating tilapia and this weekend I'm going to go catch some at my local reservoir.. lots of powder protein is also bad for u/ pre workout oh yeah and running too ur joints take a beating.. anywho LIFE is short make the most of it.. I'M OUT
Malignant Osis: Thomas don't give partial truth.. 3 month is a hormone raised Tilapia. A healthy Tilapia is raised and harvest at 9 month...Nice try helping ur business.... Don't belive this clown video..
RagingBubuli: What if you feed tilapia flaxseed meal?
lifter47240: Do they even givefish antibiotics on that scale
Ron Jetko: I like a lot of your ideas. However, in the intros, you say it doesn't matter what you eat, but when you eat and then...
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