Dr. Ann Kulze explains the health differences between farm-raised and wild salmon.
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Salmon: Farm vs. Wild Dr. Ann Kulze: 70% of the salmon consume in America is actually farm raise salmon, typically known as Atlantic salmon. The other form of salmon is the wild salmon typically known as the Alaskan salmon. Now, although both are exploding with that very special fat, Omega-3 fats and our most probably the very best source of Omega-3 fats. While salmon has in edge when it comes to health over fund raise and there are few reasons why first of all farm raise salmon is going to have more saturated fat which is not a healthy fat, it’s also going to have a higher Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio which is something that we don’t like okay. Again, that’s a negative for farm raise versus wild salmon. The other concern is that some farm raise salmon may have toxic environmental chemicals like PCD’s antioxidant that have been associated with increase in cancer risk. And it’s typically farm raise salmon from the northern European farms, the editing about farm raise salmon is that we do have concerns that affects on the environment. So, you can almost always find frozen wild salmon available in the average grosser. You can get fresh wild salmon about in about five to six month of the year and always find wild salmon in the can. So, go for wild over farm raise but if your only option is farm I have no problems with you doing it you know within the balance diet in occasionally. For ICYou this is Dr. Ann until next time, enjoy health.