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I have a lifelong aversion to eating fish, fueled in part by being forced to eat really nasty bluefish by my grandparents when I was a kid. Over the weekend MrsBlue convinced me to indulge her and she bought some tilapia. By far the most appealing recipe she found for it was a blackened dealie, but she didn't want to do it that way because it involved frying it, so now I was not only going to be eating the fish, I was also the cook. The blackened tilapia turned out to be very palatable, the flesh was mild and the spicy blackened crust was well suited to my tastes. After this favorable experience I looked up tilapia on Wikipedia, and found that the fish it noted for its mildness, but while it tends to be very low in mercury and the farmed varieties are both sustainable and fairly environmentally friendly, it's not actually a very healthy food. While the farm-raised variety is low in saturated fat, it is very fatty (low in omega-3 and high in omega-6), and the wiki notes: "According to research published in July 2008, farm raised tilapia may be worse for the heart than eating bacon or a hamburger." Oh well, at least this makes me willing to try other fish in the future that are hopefully healthier.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2011, 11:00 Rockn-Roll
If you want healthy then become a vegetarian. I went lacto veggie in 1983, then veggie in 1988, and finally vegan in 1989 (not raw...I just don't eat anything that has a brain or came from something that has a brain). I'm 55, but I have no problem keeping up with any average male in most sports...besting teens and twenties on many occations...after a couple of weeks of exercise (I sit on my butt too much as a computer engineer), and in 2007 after 5 years of solid study I earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering with minors in Math, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering with many honor awards from CA State Univ - Sacramento which means my brain ain't in bad shape either.

I think the most significant metabolic change is that when I get hungry my stomach doesn't hurt...according to my research "hunger pains" are due to the meat eating bacteria that exist in a carnivor's intestines...when there's nothing for them to eat they will start eating the intestinal a new meaning to Little Shop of Horrors doesn't it? Like the bacteria is saying, "Feed me or I'll eat you!"
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