Do you eat salmon?? If you do, I wonder if you know the difference between "wild caught" or "farm raised?" Do you even pay much attention to what type you choose, because after all, salmon is one of the healthiest food choices you can make, right?? NO!
Farmed salmon is actually NOT a healthy choice! Yes, it's less expensive and most often on the menu when you go out unless it specifies that it is wild caught. If it doesn't say wild caught, then it isn't. According to most recent reports on farmed salmon and info provided by Dr. Mercola, there are many reasons why you should think again before you buy. Here's why:
According to toxicology testing, farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods in the world! One of the reasons is because their food is highly contaminated. Another is because they contain higher levels of fat, which binds and accumulates toxins. But what really caught my attention was this: The chemical found in farmed salmon (not wild caught) is called ethoxyquin - a rubber stabilizer (think tires) , pesticide, preservative and a suspected carcinogen that damages DNA!
Factory farming is also a source of pollution. If you choose to eat farm raised because you want to help preserve the wild fish, it is NOT saving the wild salmon or even other fish. That is because the farming is contaminating the coastal waters and the ocean with the toxic chemicals and feed used on the fish farms.
Unfortunately, more than half the fish consumed in the U.S. is farmed.
So please, remember that YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT! And that goes for everything... Read labels, ask questions about the menu if dining out. We are now living in a world full of chemical additives that are not healthy. Do what you can to buy organic whenever possible.
Here's a helpful link: EWG's Healthy Living App
That's it for now! Until next time,
Here's to the road that lies ahead...Here's to YOU!