I remember reading years ago that smoking a cigarette today is equivalent to smoking four of those in use at the time of our grandparents and great-grandparents.
Maybe today's cigarettes are even more harmful than that, but that's not the point.
The point is that this same criterion unfortunately extends to numerous other substances, beverages and foods.
What 50 or 100 years ago was a healthy food, today due to some environmental contamination it is no longer healthy and must be re-evaluated in light of current conditions.
There is a new threat that forces us to pay even more attention to what comes from the sea and that we carry on our plates.
Surely you will already know the problem of contamination by heavy metals (especially mercury and lead) that accumulate in the tissues of larger predatory fish such as swordfish and tuna.
Besides this, today we find ourselves having to face the problem of microplastics.
Microplastics are made up of small granules of plastic material. Even these substances, like the other pollutants generated by the industry, end up being directly or indirectly transferred to the seas and oceans.
Hence the microplastics can migrate into the tissues and cells of aquatic organisms.
DAMAGE OF MICROPLASTICS
Studies confirm that the ingestion of microplastics in humans can cause alteration of chromosomes which in turn can lead to infertility, obesity e cancer.
So the situation is serious and urgent.
For this reason I want to give you some practical suggestions to minimize the risk associated with microplastics (if the fish is present in your diet).
FISH AND MOLLUSCS TO AVOID
Let us consider the European catch, which is what concerns us most closely.
The worst fish and shellfish in order of concentration of microplastics are:
THE SAFEST FISH
The least polluted in terms of microplastic contamination are:
- Anchovies (anchovies)
These results concern both fish caught and fish packaged in Europe.
To conclude, I remind you that the most virtuous fish from a health point of view - because they are virtually not subject to any macroscopic contamination by microplastics or heavy metals - are the organic fish farming or the wild salmon.
Since it is not necessary to eat a lot of fish, or eat it often, for a safe supply you can keep a slice of wild salmon in the freezer and some packets of anchovies (anchovies) in oil in the pantry.
In this way you can avoid the systematic intake of microplastics carried by unsafe fish or molluscs.
Now it's up to you. To have your say on this topic you can write at the end of the article in the space dedicated to comments. Thank you!
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