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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Sardines

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The tiny sardines have made in onto our superstar fish list for packing around 1200 mg of omega-3s per serving and for being extremely rich in vitamin D. They’re also naturally high in calcium, providing more than 30 percent of your daily needs per serving.

Canned sardines are also a good and nutritious option, not to mention, much easier to find. “Since sardines are more likely to be sustainably caught, they’re a safe choice for pregnant and nursing women,” said registered dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD.

 

Tuna

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Tuna is among the world’s most popular fish due to its versatility, nutritional profile (rich in protein, low in fat and calories) and taste. In fact, canned tuna is the second most popular seafood product in the United States after shrimp.

However, not every type of tuna is good for you. Experts recommend chunk, light tuna such as skipjack instead of yellowfin or ahi tuna which contain more mercury. Skipjack tuna is considered to be healthy, strong and sustainability fished worldwide.

Try the lemon-dill tuna patties recipe in our  14-Day Keto Meal Plan or the tuna salad in our 14-Day Atkins Meal Plan!

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