Seaspiracy Continues Making Waves: Here’s Why Fish Is Not A Health Food
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FROM Dr. Justine Butler/Viva!,
July 2021

Some who stop eating meat continue eating fish in the belief that it’s good for them and that fishing is less cruel and destructive than farming - nothing could be further from the truth.

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As the hit documentary Seaspiracy continues to engage people around the world with the impact fishing is having on the ocean, people are rethinking their consumption of fish.

While fish continues to be labelled a health food – what does the science really say?

Is fish healthy?

We need fats called essential fatty acids for our cell membranes, brain, and nervous system. They help regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, and immune and inflammatory responses. Because we can’t make them in our bodies and must get them from food, they’re labeled ‘essential’. ALA is an omega-3 essential fatty acid. It is found in plant foods such as flaxseeds, rapeseeds, soya, walnuts, and their oils.

We convert it, in our bodies, into the longer-chain omega-3s EPA and DHA. These are also found in oily fish, which they obtain from algae. Conversion rates in the body can be low, which is why some people insist that fish oils are essential for health. They are not, in fact, they could be doing more harm than good.

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