Tilapia is one of the most popular farmed and affordable fish in the USA. It does not provide the expected nutritive properties but it is bad for your health.
These are the reasons why tilapia is an awful fish:
#1 Contains Very Few Nutritive Properties
According to the scientists from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, tilapia possesses low level of omega-3 fatty acids than all the other fish on the list. What makes omega-3 fatty acids important for you is that they prevent many illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart issues and many others.
However, tilapia contains omega-6 fatty acids, acids which are terrible for your health. One serving of tilapia has a higher inflammatory potential than some fast food.
#2 Could Cause Alzheimer’s Disease
Arachidonic acid is one of the omega-6 fatty acids, found in tilapia which increases the inflammatory process that precedes the occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease.
#3 The Majority of Tilapia is Farmed
Most tilapia is not grown in natural conditions but on farms. This is a result of its hardiness and ability to eat anything.
So, farmers do not need to spend lots of money on fish food as they need for growing salmon. Instead of that, they feed the fish with pig and chicken poop.
#4 Can Cause Cancer
Being exposed to such conditions, tilapia can carry up to 10 times the amount of carcinogenic properties than any other fish. This is nothing weird since you know the way they are feed with pesticides, poop or industrial chemicals. The scientist found dioxin in tilapia, a toxic substance connected to the development of cancer.