Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Tilapia ~ Simple Fish
Eating two servings of fish each week promotes heart health and adds variety to your diet. Tilapia is a flaky, white-meat fish that crisps nicely over the high heat of a grill. Grilled tilapia is low in fat and rich in beneficial nutrients.
*Source ~ http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutrition-grilled-tilapia-2058.html
Now, I have heard the controversy about Tilapia as being a fatty fish. The National Institute of Health funded a study which looked at the favorable omega-3 fatty acid content and unfavorable omega-6 contents of commonly eaten fish and found that while catfish and tilapia contain both, they contain a high amount of unfavorable omega-6 fat.
They report that a 3-ounce portion of catfish or tilapia contains 67 and 134 milligrams respectively of the bad fat (the same amount of 80 percent lean hamburger contains 34 milligrams, and bacon 191 milligrams).
Does this mean you should give them up? No! It has been stated that the logic of judging fatty fish by the amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fat contents is flawed. Governmental and professional organizations haven't used such a ratio for years.
*Source ~ http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/tilapia/bgp-20056256
I am going to keep eating fish. Any food eaten in moderation is always best...
Price per serving for two: $2.00