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9 KINDS OF FISH YOU SHOULD NEVER EAT



There are certain fish that will do you more harm than good.

#10 Imported Catfish

#10 Imported Catfish

Catfish grow to considerable sizes, hence, fish farmers feed them hormones to accelerate their growth. Hence, the ones that are imported from Asian countries should not be eaten in a regular diet. They're more dangerous than free-grown catfish

#9 Mackerel

#9 Mackerel

This fish contains mercury that gets accumulated in the human body and cause many diseases. However, the Atlantic mackerel is the least dangerous in this regard, hence you can replace it with that.

#8 Tuna

#8 Tuna

Especially the blackfin tuna and bluefin tuna have high mercury content and hence should be avoided. The children are not recommended to eat and adults should also have a check on the portion size

#7 Tilapia

#7 Tilapia

The concentration of harmful fats is very high in Tilapia. Hence, the excess consumption of this fish leads to an increase in cholesterol levels and makes the body more sensitive to allergens.

#6 Eel

#6 Eel

Since they have a lot of fat, they absorb the industrial waste in water very easily, therefore they are dangerous to consume in a regular diet.

#5 Pangasius

#5 Pangasius

Most of the pangasius that is available to us is imported from Vietnam, namely from the Mekong River that is considered one of the most contaminated water bodies in the world. Moreover, pangasius fillet contains an elevated level of nitrofurazone and polyphosphates (carcinogens).

#4 Tilefish

#4 Tilefish

A leader in mercury contamination, tilefish should strictly be avoided as it is always involved in the breach of rules. Consuming it would put you at the risk of food poisoning.

#3 Seabass

#3 Seabass

This fish is also rich in mercury. Moreover, especially when it’s served as fillet, instead of sea bass you get pangasius or some other cheaper fish.

#2 Dollarfish

#2 Dollarfish

Also known as oilfish, Dollarfish contains gempylotoxin which is a waxy substance that is not metabolized at all. It does not cause food poisoning as such but it causes multiple digestion problems!

#1 Know the Freshness

Always go for the fish that has shiny and clear scales, it is one of the most visible characteristics of a fresh fish. Also, a spoiled fish will have its tail lowered weakly when you will take it in hand. Dry fins and gray gills instead of bright red ones also point to staleness.



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