We all know fish is an excellent source of nutrients – it’s lean, packed with protein, and brimming with Omega-3 fatty acids. But, not all fish are created equal. Check out our list for some of the healthiest fish choices you can make!
Here are our Top Sustainable Fish Recommendations:
- Wild-Caught Salmon (from Alaska):
Full of flavor, wild salmon is packed with protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower blood pressure, reduce swelling and support brain health. In addition to being better for the environment, wild salmon are actually healthier for you, too. Wild salmon has less saturated fat and calories than farmed salmon.
- Albacore Tuna:
Albacore tuna is a meaty, rich source of protein and essential Omega-3 fatty acids, important for brain function as well as possessing anti-inflammatory benefits and supporting overall body health with antioxidant properties that helps protect cells from damage. Pole and line caught tuna from U.S. and Canadian waters also has lower mercury levels than tuna caught elsewhere, due to the fact that the fish are generally smaller.
- Wild-Caught Pacific Sardines:
Though they may be tiny, these super fish pack a huge Omega-3 punch with over 1,000mg EPA and DHA Omega 3 per 2 oz serving. They’re also a delicious source of other essential nutrients, such as protein, calcium, and iron!
- Pacific Mackerel:
Holy Mackerel is right—this delicate fish is an outstanding source of protein, iron and a great way to eat lower in the food chain. More great news: Mackerel is one of the few foods that is naturally high in Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps regulate your body’s absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and is important for normal immune system function.
- Rainbow Trout (U.S. Farmed):
Mild and slightly sweet, rainbow trout is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, and protein. It’s also relatively low in cholesterol and fat. Farmed rainbow trout are recommended over wild lake trout, since farmed trout are raised in closed aquaculture systems that are protected from contaminants.