What Is the Best Fish to Eat? Here’s Our Top 5

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By The Captain June 16, 2020

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Best fish to eat

Is fish friend or foe? Well, that depends on the type of fish that you eat. Generally, fish is a healthy source of animal protein and omega-3 fatty acids, also known as “good fats” that your body can’t produce itself.

Omega-3 fatty acids have numerous health benefits such as reducing inflammation in your body, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, promoting prenatal and postnatal neurological development, and preventing mental decline in older people.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), we should eat fish at least twice a week (especially fatty fish) if we want to enjoy their health benefits.

Here’s our top 5 best fish to eat – high in omega-3s, low in contaminants such as mercury and lead and healthy for you and for the environment:

Alaskan salmon

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Wild-caught salmon provides more than 1,500 mg of omega-3s per serving and, because it comes from fisheries with strict rules, it is sustainable and exceptionally low in environmental contaminants. If your budget allows it, don’t hesitate to go for the wild salmon instead of the farmed one which might contain fewer vitamins and omega-3s.

“Most people I see with diabetes have heard me strongly suggest salmon be part of their diet once a week because salmon nutrition helps in the prevention of macular degeneration,” says UnityPoint Health dietitian Elaine Kay Mitchell.

Try the delicious baked salmon dinner recipe in our 14-Day Paleo Meal Plan!

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