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The Facts About Farm Raised Fish

If we look at research showing the comparison of the four most commonly farmed fish, it shows that the fastest growing and most widely farm raised fish, tilapia and catfish, contain the richest amount of Omega-6’s and have much lower concentrations of Omega-3’s. You want the opposite. More Omega-3’s!




You might think, “don’t we need those Omega’s?” Yes, but you have to understand the importance of the ratios and consumption. A high amount of Omega-6’s, which are found in the farm raised fish, can lead to inflammation and further studies have shown illness such as:

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Cancer

  • Inflammatory disease


What do you need to look for on the packaging at the store? WILD CAUGHT! Check the ingredients or the packing label and it will either say, farm raised or WILD CAUGHT.

Let’s look at the facts on salmon:

  • Wild salmon contains 4 times as much vitamin D than farmed salmon

  • Wild-caught salmon contains 10 times more Omega-3's than Omega-6’s

  • According the the EWG, 7 out of 10 farmed salmon purchased in certain area of the US contained high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Here is what you need to know about PCBs:

There were banned in the U.S. in 1976, but still remain in our foods and products. They are listed among the ‘dirty dozen’ toxic chemicals for global phase out under UN guidelines. They have been linked to causing cancer, immune and nervous system diseases, and reproductive disorders. These are not something you want floating in your fish.

READ YOUR LABELS AND PACKAGING!

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