A brain health blog written by the brainiac folks over at Lumosity warns that not all fish is brain food. Apparently, fish like tilapia don’t contain the right fatty acids in them to make them exactly healthy.
And there I was, thinking tilapia was the new chicken of the sea — white fish, kind of tasteless, a little cheaper, and takes on whatever flavor you put on it. Guess not.
Of course, there’s another side to the story, as one commenter duly notes. Corn-fed fish, in general, are not full of the good fatty acids. (When the heck did fish start getting fed corn, anyway?!, is my real question… but then sometimes it’s just better to be in the dark.)
Other, better fish options provided by the Lumosity writer include: Salmon, Mackerel, Trout, Whitefish, and Bluefin Tuna. I’ll remember that the next time I get some sushi.