If you ask the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is the most toxic food in the world, they will declare that it is a farmed salmon. In fact, the EPA recommends that you should not eat more than one meal of farmed salmon per month. However, it is actually one of the most dangerous recommendations, as farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods in the world.
It is very important to understand that farm raised fish of all species can represent a disaster for your health in a number of ways. First of all, fish were never meant to eat corn, grains or any poultry and pork for that matter. In addition, farmed fish from all species are also given dangerous concoction of vitamins, antibiotics, as well as synthetic pigments, depending on the fish.
Shockingly, some researches showed that the most abundant source of toxic exposure is not actually the pesticides or the antibiotics, but the dry pellet feed. The pollutants which are found in the fish feed include dioxins, PCB’s, as well as other different drugs and chemicals. These contaminants can cause some permanent damage to our organism, and it is also associated with autism, ADHD, disorders of the immune system and the endocrine system as well.
Dr. Monsen, who is a prominent biologist says the following:
“I do not recommend pregnant women, children or young people eat farmed salmon. It is uncertain in both the amount of toxins salmon contain, and how these drugs affect children, adolescents and pregnant women… The types of contaminants that have been detected in farmed salmon have a negative effect on brain development and is associated with autism, ADD / ADHD and reduced IQ. We also know that they can affect other organ systems in the body’s immune system and metabolism.”
– Omega – 3 levels in farmed salmon is nearly half of that in wild salmon
Today’s farmed fillet may contain as little as half of the omega-3s as it did less than a decade ago, according to the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO). The reason for this is because farmed salmon are now feasting on byproducts of hog and poultry processing, soybeans and soybean oil, canola oil, corn and other grain instead of small wild fish high in omega-3s.
– Farmed salmon can cause cancer
Did you know that the increased levels of chemicals and antibiotics can increase your risk of developing cancer in the future by eating more than one meal of farm-raised salmon per month?
The farm – raised salmon contains PCB which are chemicals causing cancer at a concentration 16 times higher than wild salmon and the level of dioxin is also higher, by a factor of 11 fold.
Additionally, the farmed salmon also provides your body with higher levels of inflammation, producing omega – 6 fatty acids. The inflammation can lead to many diseases which include cancer, diabetes, arthritis, coronary artery disease and even Alzheimer’s.
– Banned synthetic astaxanthin
The farmed salmon get filled full of synthetic astaxanthin that no government has ever approved for human consumption. The food which is given to farmed fish is a dull gray color. This is a potential harmful variety of astaxanthin which is used for making salmon fish look more of a pink color, so the humans eating the salmon will be fooled into believing they are eating real wild fish.
Did you know that the farmed salmon:
– Are fed pellets of chicken feces, corn meal, soy, genetically modified canola oil, as well as other fish which contain concentration of toxins;
– Have seven times the levels of PCB’s as wild salmon;
– Have 30 times the number of sea lice;
– Are red toxic chemicals for giving them color;
– Are given antibiotics at higher levels than any other livestock;
– Have less omega 3’s due to lack of wild diet;
– Are susceptible to more diseases.
When you go to some restaurant and you order salmon off the menu, make sure that it says wild salmon.
If the menu does not say that, then it is farmed. Farming salmon makes it much more affordable as wild salmon prices about as much as a high end cut of beef. When you are trying to make some healthy dinner choices for your family, choose land animals or maybe wild salmon. Your family will thank you for that later.