Tilapia: Worse for You than Bacon?

  • Topic Info:You've no doubt heard that by increasing your fish intake and decreasing the amount of bacon you throw in the frying pan can help improve your overall health. That thought seems almost too obvious.

    However, depending on the source of where you get your fish, this approach raises some interesting questions.

    The most common farm-raised fish are tilapia, salmon, carp, catfish, sea bass and cod. Tilapia is the most popular, known as the "aquatic chicken," because of how accessible and inexpensive they are.

    New findings comparing fish caught in the wild to farm-raised fish show that fish might not be such a healthy alternative to your favorite breakfast side.

    Why are farm-raised fish not a healthy option?

    Dr. Josh Axe discusses why tilapia may in fact be worse for you than bacon, as well as some other alternatives when choosing fish.
  • Book Title: Real Food Diet Cookbook
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS