Are you buying the right kind of salmon for your family?Here’s why it matters…

Have you ever wondered when in front of the salmon shelf in the supermarket why some have very thin white strips while others have very thick ones? You think this detail is insignificant, wrong! Think again.

Salmon with very thin white strips and deep red color is wild salmon, it is fished in the ocean which means it was born and grown in its natural habitat , eating what a normal salmon should eat that is plankton, fish, squid, eels, shrimps and most importantly krill which is a small crustaceans that lives in the ocean and that is very rich in omega 3 , which results in healthy salmons very rich in omega 3.

On the other hand, salmon with very thick white strips and light pink color is farmed salmon.What does farmed salmon mean and why is it bad for you? Well, farmed salmon is raised in artificial fish farms and fed with a monstrous mix of chicken flesh, genetically modified grains and other fish.And since it doesn’t have much room to swim , it is more prone to diseases and thus fed antibiotics also.

The result is that farmed salmon has almost half the omega 3 content of wild salmon which makes it less nutritious especially that  mega-3 fatty acids has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults and promote healthy vision and brain development in infants.

Second and most importantly, farmed salmon has a high level of contamination with PCB which are organic contaminants that are associated with cancer, hormone dysfunction and imbalance and neurotoxicity.

So next time you are buying your salmon make sure to read either Alaskan salmon or wild salmon on the labefarmed-versus-wild-salmon

 

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