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
GianGoal !: It’s fish not fishes
Joker and the Child: It depends on the farm, not the fish itself. Simple concept, example, if you want to go out and eat, you choose the best restaurant that suits you i.e. cleaniness, taste, environment, etc. Same goes as tilapia farm. So before you go buy tilapia, just do a bit of research and ask the seller where it came from. Simple.
Joker and the Child: Pigs also eat and bathe in their waste and you guys still eat bacon.
Swamprat 69: Got a bag of it in the freezer. Yum
Gabriel Perez: What about wild tilapia
8 c: This guy is legit healthy and always pulls authoritative sources. Thx Thomas good video man!
polygamous1 Sozou: you know mate This makes a lot of sense to me when i first went to China 2008 i hated the fish there even in top hotels my friends took me n hated fish just as much couple of years ago in China again, but sadly cod is now farmed in Norway n Denmark n many other European countries so it looks like we have to go to small seaside towns to buy fish from the fishermen we don't want to eat the crap they farm sad but the reality
DJQ 15: Good info though I don't eat tilapia because they have nasty sharp bones inside and they taste really bland.
Fulton Sheen: The whole point of talapia is that is cheap. The three fish you suggest are literally some of the most expensive on the market. Not all of us have celebrity model money, Thomas.
Marc Wolverson: Is Tilapia the same as Basa?
Rosemary Lauri: Thank you Thomas for so much helpful knowledge to assist us in adapting a healthier lifestyle. I've always worked toward a healthier way of life since I was 19 years old and now I'm 67. But you have also helped make it way easier along with amazing results by educating us with your valuable information. I am locked in on your channel! Thanks again!
Tim Lauri, Redford, Mi
TheJudge01: Low in omega 3 which defeats the purpose of eating fish. Uummm I don't know anybody who eats fish for omega 3 they eat it because it taste good. That might be surprising but it's true. We also like twinkies and zingers that have nutritional value but it's sex to the tongue. No not tongue sex that something else.
Acraper673 pro of knife: in Phillipines we use it to cure daibitis sometimes and we eat them it's healthy for Filipinos it helps your eye sight to see better at night like mines
Yen Chen: How about Basa? It's cheaper than cod.
سمو الامير: I just eat a big plate full with tilapia ...fuck i need to flush down everything
Sunasia Hawkins: Video ends...........
throws away whole bag of frozen tilapia in my freezer
Irena: After watching Fork Over Knives and Food Inc, for the first time in my life really I'm taking food more seriously. This was an eye opener!
Xbox One X Guy: What about pink salmon that comes from china?
mia love: Oh so our cows are even better with all the hormones they inject . And mass production. I prefer something that comes from Asia they live longer and cancer rates and extremely low plus any animal protein is very acidic 🙄
nolasweethoney: Cod has too much sodium to be of benefit to me. Halibut and Haddock are a bit pricey. Any other suggestions???
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