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
ThekingOfMonsterGODZILLA!: 99 tilapia eaters/ suicide squad disliked this
AlphaKipz: I live in Asia and all our Tilapia is caught fresh from the rivers/lakes :)
Suzi Saint James: The fish you recommended were all wild caught. Is there any farm raised fish that you do recommend? xoxo from Arizona
martin wicker: Dont eat anything from the pacific. The radiation from fukishima has gotten into ALL fish.
REVENANT: Is tilapia similar to cod in taste?
MTG Micheal: What if you actually do spear fish tilapia from a lake
darthvader5300: This all has to do with the main problem which is greed! The fish farmer wants higher yields while using less land and faster maturation growth within a short period of time. Tilapia is not the problem BUT GREED INDUCED PROBLEMS IS THE MAIN PROBLEM. Why use GMO feeds when he can use the principle of John Todd's self-feeding solar ponds which is made out of fiberglass reinforced plastic which are 1 foot wide to 5 feet high up to 5 feet wide to 5 feet high which allows sunlight to pass through and through.
Why use GMO feeds when he can use the principle of John Todd's self-feeding solar ponds which is made out of fiberglass reinforced plastic which are 1 foot wide to 5 feet high up to 5 feet wide to 5 feet high which allows sunlight to pass through and through. And save a lot of money by not buying GMO feeds, aeration equipment, electricity costs, water filtering equipment costs and the energy costs to run it? That sounds very ridiculous.
Using a layer of clean oyster shells or a mixture of diatomaceous earth granules and zeolite granules and azomite granules at a 25%/25%/50% ratio by volume will provide 1,000 to 10,000 to 100,000 times more surface area to be colonized by the aerobic bacteria and anaerobic bacteria to breakdown fish waste ammonia into nitrates that feeds the free floating algae that feeds the Tilapia.
Further additional improvements were made by using floating cages of water hyacinths to prevent/stop/reverse water eutrophication, floating cages of azolla that fixes nitrogen from the air into the water to fertilize the algae that feeds the Tilapia and the azolla is also by itself a fish food that fish also eats, floating cages of mentha aquatica (aquatic mint) that produces long term lingering organic anti-pathogenic exudes to eliminate dangerous pathogens, and floating cages filled with a mixture of diatomaceous earth granules and zeolite granules and azomite granules at a 25%/25%/50% ratio by volume lined with geotextile fabric and planted with juncus lacustria that filters out any water wastes pollution. And a floating cage containing duckweeds with the bottom closed with the same stainless steel mesh, so that the fish will only eat the duckweeds growing beyond the stainless steel mesh and not end up exhausting the main duckweed breeding stock kept safe from the fishes.
And the water is mixed with a composite mixture of rock dust powders to remineralized the water to accelerate algae plant growth naturally without problems of plant diseases, pests, parasites, etc.
Why buy feeds when you can recycle fish wastes into feeds and simultaneously clean up and sanitize the water of the Tilapia pond and save money in the process? Using the improved version of the self-feeding solar ponds to raise Tilapia, Professor John Todd was able to achieve a water volume space ratio to fish at a ratio of 4 liters of water volume per Tilapia fish without any further inputs of energy, feeds, etc once the cycle is up and running! Ignoring these advantages of the improved version of Tilapia fish raising solar ponds that saves a lot of costs and other costly inputs is very suspicious indeed!
You Youtubers can falsely accuse me of being a conspiracy nut case when in fact I am not. For the evidences are all there for all to see! Monsanto has a hand in this to force itself into a growing Tilapia market for self-sufficiency minded individuals and families and groups and communities WHILE IGNORING THE DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF IT'S DANGEROUS GMO PRODUCTS. And the Federal Government is also involved in destroying the reputation of the Tilapia by deliberately sabotaging the purity of independent self-sufficiency Tilapia food independence minded organizations by sabotaging the original purity and advantages of growing one of the several best fishes for aquaponics and aquaculture off-griders/homesteaders/survivalists/
bunkerers, and anti-doomsday re-civilizers who will revive civilization again after any civilizational collapse.
Rudy Labsilica: Tilapias are very popular in the Philippines but They're bottom feeders and they taste gross! So I'm very glad I don't eat them.
Salmon and cod are better.
Edwizze: Bullshit! I grew up in Ghana (West Africa) and Tilapia is very common. We don't farm it at all. We actually fish them from rivers and the sea. I believe you are describing ones in western or in advanced economies; then again the majority of foods in such economies are artificially farmed. This video is misleading.
RAFIE D' TRUCKER: Hey Tomas can you do a video about mackerel fish?
David Sanderson: I WOULDNT eat ANY Pacific Ocean FISH or Sea Vegetables: research Thomas: FUKUSHIMA Powerplant MELTDOWN.
Shoot1ngStar: I'm eating tilapia as i watch this 😂
Serenity Love: What about sole?
Sandra R: Thank you for your honest and informative videos!👍👌
Ray Munger: there's an episode of dirty jobs about these fish. they are used in trout farms to eat trout poop to clean the water. the host actually called them the shit eating fish.
abba bamba: Is pangasius safe to eat?
Eric Rosaschi: I love tilapia. it has to be one of my favorite protein sources ever. I eat it VERY regularly and I am perfectly healthy. I feel like healthy everyday foods are slowly becoming demonized into people's minds. It's total bullshit, what food are we gonna be left w to eat? Everything today is touted as being unhealthy, its ridiculous to think that a delicious and very nutritious fish such as tilapia is being vilified by the general public
susie czellar: Where does salmon fit into this?
Jaem Maddog: Nothing is safe to eat nowadays, i just found out that my favorite fruit (strawberries) are not safe to eat unless you grow it yourself.
Just one Man: It causes inflammation? Doesn't that translate into getting swoll?
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