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
Lorna Nichol: good man
Ubersmasher Primus: Tilapia tastes gross anyway!
spellwork1963: what if you are raising your own fish witch is best ?
James Wadkins: Your wrong. American fish farms are clean. You have never been to a fish farm in USA. You know nothing about fish aquaculture. The Studies you quoted are do not exist. Stop misleading people.
MsSandounga: No more tilapia for me
Ariel Vega: Welp, this video just ruined my life... I Love me a whole tilapia lightly salted, dowsed in lemon with a side of white rice, a salad with romaine lettuce and sliced tomatos, sliced avacados, a dried block of salvadorian cheese and flame cooked tortillas. Oh, and a small bowl of (whats it called in english?) pureed? black beans. WHAT?!?!? 😢💔💔💔😵
Anon Heel: Tilapia is the cheapest fish in the world! Cod is better!
marioalonsojr120: I've made and conducted many reports and experiments in the last 7 yrs and i have learned over time to identify conclusions that are biased before proper analysis. His questions should be "If tilapia does receive an 'ideal' diet and maintenance during it's farming, will a 'richer' meat be harvested and how will this 'new' meat compare with that of cod? Are the differences negligible or meaningful (differences in the omega content)?" But if his point was to make people avoid low quality food such as imported tilapia, he should have just mentioned the reasons why (like he did) but not emphasize that the tilapia specimen is worthless without proper experimentation as to why low nutrition content on tilapia. the quality of this specimen depends on the aforementioned questions. Not trolling, just being objective and giving my 2 cents on the matter at hand.
somas wodi: brother all of the fish from the pacific is radioactive from fukushima.....Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific.....all of the fish from Alaska to the tip of south america are contaminated .......from Merry Fukushima......Caveat Emptor...
Bradley Donnie: mmm you looks so hot babe 😍
Omar Mena: totally stupid. how many people can afford these fish. it sound like a commercial for the fishing industry. eat central american raise tilapia, never frozen. it is a good placebo. so we can give the wild fish a break, without having to ingest all the garbage dumped in the pacific. not to mention the 160 tons of radioactive material leaking into the pacific ocean from Fukushima japan. which is very close to Alaska and California. eat less meat, more vegetable, and take some supplement.
Kunta kintay: we don't exactly consume what fish consume , they eat and consume whatever nutrients their bodies need then they poop out the rest no? it's not like we are eating poop if we eat a fish that eats poop
ualuuanie: So cod is always captured in the wild and there is no cod farming?
pej Bartolo: You know what's bad for you? Steroids.
Aquaponics Bg: full of shit
Johanna Stroo: 😍😍😍😍, totally agree! Hello from Aruba!!
Ireen Benjamin: I shared on Facebook..thanks
dela vago: its who and how its raised and how its prepared.
Luis Gonzalez: i really like wild river salmon and blue fin tuna. what can u tell me of yellow tail fish i beleive its actual name is amber jack?
Dona LeGrand: What about aquaponis raised Tilapia, it is in clean water filled by organic plants?
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