Eating seafood is a great way to get vital nutrients and vitamins. Tilapia is the most popular farmed fish in America because of its affordability. But health experts are warning consumers to stay as far away as possible from Tilapia. Flip over to the next page to see why…

Tilapia Contains Few Nutrients: Researchers from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine released a report on the omega-3 fatty acid content in popular fish. Tilapia scored far lower than most other fish on the list. Omega-3 fatty acids give fish most of their benefits, including Alzheimer’s risk reduction. Tilapia contains a TON of omega-6 fatty acids, which are terrible for you. The quantity of omega-6 in tilapia is higher than a hamburger or bacon.

Tilapia Could Cause Alzheimer’s: One of the omega-6 fatty acids in tilapia goes by the name of arachidonic acid – a compound which significantly increases the type of inflammatory damage that precedes Alzheimer’s. So while eating healthy fish like mackerel, halibut and sardines would reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, this fish actually increases it.

Most Tilapia Is Farmed: Tilapia is the second most commonly farmed fish in the world. This is largely due to the fish’s hardiness; it can eat just about anything. Good for farmers, bad for consumers. It means they don’t have to spend nearly the money on fish food as they would if they were raising salmon. Farmers commonly feed the fish chicken and pig poop. The fish are also stuffed with antibiotics and genetically modified to grow faster.

Tilapia May Cause Cancer: Tilapia can carry up to 10 times the amount of carcinogens as other fish. This is because of the food the farmers feed the fish–poop, pesticides and industrial-grade chemicals. One toxic chemical researchers have found in the fish is dioxin, which is linked to the development and progression of cancer. What’s more, your body doesn’t actually flush out dioxin for a whopping 7-11 years.


3 thoughts on “TILAPIA, THE BAD FISH

  1. Tilapia can cause Alzheimer’s Disease? Are you freaking kidding me? The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is POORLY understood. About 70% of the risk is thought to be GENETIC. Common causative factors have been linked to depression, hypertension an traumatic brain injuries. I would day that tilapia as a causative factor for Alzheimer’s disease is NEXT TO NIL.

    Before you post nonsense like this I suggest you do some more research, it will save you from looking like a ill informed FOOL.


  2. The article (which I did not write) does not say it causes the Alzheimer’s but points to the omega-6 levels that precedes the disease is found in higher concentrations in this fish. Your opinions of the danger being next to nil are lopsided. It does not say that is causes cancer either, but cancer producing chemicals are often found in the fish from the farmed diet. I see no cause for alarm that this is disinformation, but a cautionary tale of ‘eat at your own risk’.


  3. As an insurance agent that sells a lot of health insurance the Omega-6 is not far from the truth. Alzheimer’s is a disease really not understood. In 1972 my father in law was told he had “Atrophy of the Brain at M.D Anderson. Today it is known as Alzheimer’s. M.D Anderson case studies indicate there is a strong relationship to the intake of magnesium such as in antacids (i.e. Malanta). Why is a $64,000 question. Our rivers down here in Louisiana have a lot of Mercury in the water as does a lot of other rivers associated with industrial waterways. Mercury is also associated with brain disorders.
    Ken has a good point, take it for what is…….a point.


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