Without doubt, shrimps (the wild-caught varieties only) are considered to be a very nutritious food because they are low on fat and abundant in protein. They are abundant in pivotal nutrients for the overall health like vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids. However, this is not the case with farmed shrimps. The imported shrimp from Vietnam on the U.S. market has been exponentially growing without people being aware of the dangers of this farmed shrimp that they are consuming on the regular.
Namely, as noted on Healthy Life Tricks, a recent study has found that the water for shrimp farming is not safe for drinking and it is full of dangerous bacteria and illnesses.
Shrimp Farming Is Bad for Your Health
According to the American Heart Association, a balanced diet should include two servings of fish per day. Nonetheless, it appears that the wild and farmed fish we are eating in the U.S. are full of mercury, Bisphenol A, and other chemicals added for different purposes. Sadly, we are giving our money to eat highly contaminated fish!
Symptoms of Mercury Overexposure
- Inability to walk
- Vision issues
- Poor memory
- Shakes and tremors
- Pregnancy complications
Farmed Fish Is Highly Toxic
The tanks where farmed fish are kept are overcrowded and thus, illnesses spread easily and quickly. These antibiotics build up in the fish and we end up eating it. The most common chemicals added in these tanks are the following ones:
Avoid Imported Shrimp!
Most of the imported shrimp from Indonesia, India, and Vietnam originates from farms and the shrimp are fed with antibiotics and other chemicals while they are soaking up in chemicals, feces, and surplus food. This is a result of the poor food regulations in these countries.
How to Find Healthy Shrimp
- Shrimp should never have an overly sour or fishy smell, but a mild one
- The shrimp should feel firm
- Shrimp should never be cloudy, but translucent
- Opt for wild North American shrimp due to their sustainability
- Choose shrimp which has been certified by the Wild American Shrimp or the Marine Stewardship Council because these shrimp are free of antibiotics
How to Prepare Shrimp & Enjoy It
- Sauté it
- Boil it
- Grill it