9 Kinds of Fish You Shouldn’t Eat To Stay Healthy

We all know that fish is delicious and healthy. However, there are certain fish that will do more harm than good.

We at Bright Side would like to tell you about 9 types of fish you should eat rarely or not at all. Take care!

Fish You Should Never Eat

1. Imported Catfish

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Catfish can grow to a considerable size. To accelerate their growth, many fish farmers feed them with hormones, especially those imported from Asian countries. Free-growing catfish are much less dangerous and have more nutritional value.

Not recommended

2. Mackerel Fish

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Mackerel contains mercury, which is not cleared from but accumulates in the human body, causing various diseases. Atlantic mackerel is the least dangerous in this regard, and you can eat it as much as you like.

Monthly norm: adults — 200 g, children — 100 g.

3. Tuna Fish

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Tuna contains a lot of mercury, especially black tuna and bluefin tuna. Also, there is little tuna grown free in stores because it is almost extinct. All the fish come from farms where they are fed with antibiotics and hormones.

Monthly norm: adults — 100 g, children — not recommended.

4. Tilapia Fish

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There are not many healthy fatty acids in tilapia, but the concentrations of harmful fats in it are almost as high as in lard. Excessive consumption of this fish leads to an increase in cholesterol levels and makes the body more sensitive to allergens.

Not recommended with heart diseases, asthma, or arthritis.

5. Eel Fish

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Eels are very fatty and therefore easily absorb industrial and agricultural waste in the water. American species have the highest level of poisoning. European eels are also known to be contaminated with large amounts of mercury.

Monthly norm: adults — 300 g, children — 200 g.

6. Pangasius Fish

9 Kinds of Fish You Shouldn’t Eat To Stay Healthy

Most of the panga we see in our stores come from Vietnam, namely from the Mekong River, considered one of the most polluted bodies of water in the world. Additionally, pangasius fillet contains a high level of nitrofurazone and polyphosphates (carcinogens).

Not recommended

7. Tilefish

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This fish is the leader in mercury contamination and is often caught in breach of the rules, increasing the risk of food poisoning.

Monthly norm: men — 100 g, women and children — not recommended.

8. Sea Bass Fish

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Bass contains a lot of mercury. Sometimes, especially when served as steak instead of sea bass, you get panga or other cheaper fish.

Monthly norm: adults — 200 g, children — 100 g.

9. Dollar Fish

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This fish, better known as fish oil, contains gempylotoxin, a waxy substance that is not metabolized. The toxin doesn’t do much harm, but it can cause indigestion. To reduce gempylotoxin levels, the fish must be fried or roasted.

Not recommended with digestive issues.

How To Choose Fish

9 Kinds of Fish You Shouldn’t Eat To Stay Healthy

Fresh fish always have shiny scales and clear eyes. Take a fish in your hands and see: a spoiled fish will have its tail lowered weakly. Dry fins and gray gills instead of bright red ones also point to staleness.

9 Kinds of Fish You Shouldn’t Eat To Stay Healthy

When buying live fish from a pond, make sure the water is clean. Choose fish that are not close to the surface, but closer to the bottom.

9 Kinds of Fish You Shouldn’t Eat To Stay Healthy

If you like to fish and then cook the catch, check for mercury in the water. It is easy to do when you have a mercury analyzer.

9 Kinds of Fish You Shouldn’t Eat To Stay Healthy

When buying salmon, choose pieces with white threads – if one piece is completely red, it will probably be dyed. Also, don’t catch fish with shiny spots on their skin – it was caught during the spawning season and their meat is soft.

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Based on materials from draxehealthlivestrong

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