Sadly today’s farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods in the world. The only safe salmon to eat is Wild Alaskan Salmon, as it’s not allowed to be farmed. Look for it in your heath food store, in a BPA-free tin or a glass jar. In Australia the only fresh salmon available to us is farmed, and definitely to be avoided! This is why –
– Farmed salmon is fed pellets made from ground fish and GMO soy, its flesh is naturally beige. So salmon farmers add dyes (the chemical used to colour the salmon is called astaxanthin) to their feed to change the fish’s colour from the inside.
– A number of dangerous pesticides are used in an effort to ward off disease-causing pests, one of which is known to have neurotoxic effects.
– Overall, farmed salmon is five times more toxic than any other food product tested. In animal feeding studies, mice fed farmed salmon grew obese, with thick layers of fat around their internal organs. They also developed diabetes.
– A theory gaining traction is that rising rates of obesity is related to the increasing number of toxins and pollutants we’re exposed to through our environment and food.
– The nutritional content is also wildly abnormal. Wild salmon contains about 5 to 7 percent fat, whereas the farmed variety can contain anywhere from 14.5 to 34 percent. Many toxins accumulate most readily in fat, which means even when raised in similarly contaminated conditions, farmed salmon will contain far more toxins than wild.
– Shockingly, research reveals that the most significant source of toxic exposure is not actually the pesticides or the antibiotics, but the dry pellet feed! Pollutants found in the fish feed include dioxins, PCBs, and a number of different drugs and chemicals.
Sourced from: Mercola.