One of the star foods in diets is fish. Allowing for balanced meals and being low in calories, the fish is also rich in flavors. But in order to avoid staggering costs to lose weight, some people resign themselves to buying the cheapest fish of the trade.
However, their price may prove to be a clue to their quality as is the case of this particular fish which is very dangerous for your health! Find out why you must stop buying Panga fish.
The Panga, one of the most toxic fish:
The Pangasius hypophtalmus is a fish that is found on fish stalls at a very low price. It is produced industrially in Vietnam and comes from one of the most contaminated rivers on the planet, the Mekong.
Hormones collected in the dried urine of pregnant women are injected into the females of the Panga fish in order to increase the birth rate and therefore, the production. The breeding is carried out in large Mekong parks containing impressive quantities of toxic micro-organisms impregnated in the flesh of the fish. The fish are fed on a flour imported from Peru made from corpse of fish mixed with cassava, soya and various cereals. Once the feeding is complete, the fish farmers recover the huge fish and cutting net is done by Chinese workers. The fillets are sent frozen to Europe.
The United States has banned the consumption of this fish in view of public health risks. No sanitary regulations are required in China regarding the breeding of Panga fish, however, the more we buy, the more we encourage the breeding and the continuity of the sale of this poisonous fish.
In addition, Panga fish contain little nutritional value and its omega-3 intake is insufficient. This is why it is essential for our health to choose the fish we consume. Find out which fish to choose for your health.
Which fish to choose to preserve his health?
Beyond the consequences of overfishing for our environment, the wrong choice of a fish is dangerous for our health. Farmed fish are not recommended for genetic modification and exposure to a large number of toxins, antibiotics and pesticides. The latter, antibiotics and pesticides, are given to fish to help them survive and fight sea lice. Moreover, their diet is unhealthy.
Therefore, it is better to bet on the so-called wild fish and from sustainable fishing. This is the case of the fish below:
Salmon of the Pacific
Cape white hake
Since January 2002, a European regulation obliges that the scientific name of the fish, the zone where it was fished or its country of breeding as well as the method of production are notified on the label. And since 2014, traders must also add the indication of the fishing gear and specify more specifically the fishing area. However, the labels on the packaging are not always very reliable because these regulations are only very little respected. Double vigilance is therefore necessary in order to choose the right fish, by asking questions to the fishmonger vis-à-vis labels for example.
To preserve fish nutrients, including omega-3 beneficial for heart, brain and eye health; the type of cooking is also very important. Be sure to use a mild cooking method such as steaming, poached cooking, papillote, bain-marie or marinade.