What's not to love about tilapia? It's inexpensive, tastes pretty good and it's low in contaminants. Other than it being low in calories and high in protein, one of the main reasons many of us choose to eat fish is because of its heart healthy and protective omega-3 fatty acids.
The problem? Unfortunately, tilapia has very little of the good anti-inflammatory omega-3s and more of the less favorable pro-inflammatory omega-6 fats. This is not to say that tilapia is a "bad-for-you" food, but if you're going to eat fish, why not get some "good-for-you" omega-3s while you're at it? For starters, try wild salmon. If it's too pricy or unavailable, canned or frozen wild salmon are excellent wallet-friendly alternatives (and my personal mega omega-3 favorites!). Make the switch and your body will thank you!