However there is a deeply ingrained belief that fish
and seafood are healthy and need to be consumed.
But in 2021, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Here are three reasons why you should keep it
and other seafood off of your plate.
- Firstly Fishing is devastating the oceans.
Fist of all fishing has wiped out 90% of the world’s large
and it’s the greatest threat to marine wildlife.
We know that plastic pollution is a serious problem in the world’s waters,
But did you know that moreover 70% of the plastic at sea comes from fishing gear?
As individuals, it’s definitely important to avoid single-use plastics such as plastic straws,
But you can have an even greater impact if you stop supporting the fishing industry.
2. Secondly The fishing industry uses modern day slaves
Forced labour in the seafood industry is reported in 47 countries.
Yes, slavery continues in 2021.
Annually 24,000 fisheries workers die on the job per year.
3. Thirdly Last but not least: we have no biological requirement to consume fish
People often think is healthy to consume
because certain kinds contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids,
but consider this:
- Omega-3 fats in fish are not inherent to the fish but rather come from the algae that the fish feed on.
- Due to heavy metal, plastic and other pollutants found in fish, the risks of consumption outweigh any benefits from fish-based omega-3.
In fact, moreover 84% of the world’s fish contains
unsafe levels of mercury, a toxic heavy metal.
Animal products, including fish, are the main sources of saturated fat and the only source of cholesterol in the diet.
4. Contains zero fiber which is essential for digestion and cancer prevention. Diet: Plantgevity Nutrition Solutions
Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary nutrients derived from alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
ALA is then converted into longer chain omage-3 fatty acids, docosahexanenoic acid (DHA),
which is important for brain health, and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
ALA is the only essential omega-3 fatty acid, meaning that
it’s the only one that the body cannot make on its own and so must be consumed.
There are many great plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids (ALA)
that are better for your health and the environment.
- Ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds
- Tofu, edamame
- Kidney beans, black beans
- Cruciferous vegetables & leafy green such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts and spinach
- Algal oil supplements, if required.
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In fact, it’s essential watching for anyone who happens to live on this planet.
Once the oceans die, we die.