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TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY: THE TRUTH ABOUT SALMON

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Let’s discuss wild salmon vs farmed salmon, shall we?…

There are benefits to eating salmon, but not.all.salmon.is.created.equal… remember that. If you eat salmon, it needs to be ‘WILD ALASKAN SALMON’, otherwise, it’s probably not legit. There is no such thing as ‘Tasmanian Salmon’ or ‘Atlantic Salmon’ ( this is ‘FARMED SALMON’ under a different name). If it doesn’t say wild/wild caught Alaskan it’s not the real thing. FYI

Benefits of ‘WILD CAUGHT ALASKAN SALMON’

-Good source of protein

-Omega 3 fatty acids (helllooo nice skin & healthy heart)

-Vitamins A, D, B6, E

-Amino Acids

Fresh, wild-caught salmon is an appealing color, and doesn’t smell fishy

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Now… here’s the deal with farmed salmon…it’s gross, like really.

The farmed salmon are fed pellets that contain toxic, compounded chemicals. They swim around in little cages their entire life span in their own dirty-ness. AND…here’s the kicker…their meat/flesh is gray. blahhh.

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WOULD YOU EAT SALMON THAT WAS GRAY?…HECK NO! GROSS

Soooo, how do they get farmed salmon to have such a nice color?…welllllll they have this nifty way of doing so. They have a fan of colors (similar to paint option fans) and they chose which color they would like the salmon to be, AND THEN, about a week before the salmon is to be shipped off, they feed them colored pellets so the fish absorbs the color so when it’s bought at the grocery, it looks like the wild caught salmon. Don’t forget the PCB and other carcinogens in the pellets.

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I mean…do people even give a shit about what they eat anymore? Β I know it’s cheaper (and I’ve ate farmed salmon before not knowing any better) but seriously just spend the extra couple bucks to eat Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon. You’ll thank me later.

Don’t even get me started on fish oil supplements…PBS aka polychlorinated biphenyl found in 10 out of 10 ‘healthy’ supplements found at the local grocery store…yuck

xoxo J