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Fishing for Heart Health – Fish High in Omega-3

Eating fish two times a week is great for your heart health because fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA are polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to the normal function of the heart.  Fish is also a great source of protein and is not high in saturated fat compared to meat. Some fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, while others aren’t. Here are some fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids:

1. Albacore Tuna

Albacore tuna is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids when compared to other tuna species because it is naturally a fatty fish. A 3 oz. serving of Albacore tuna has as much protein as other meat or poultry and contains low amounts of fat.

2. Wild Caught Salmon

Aside from omega-3 fatty acids, salmon has other benefits that are essential for heart health. Wild caught salmon also contains essential amino acids and is high in vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant.

3. Rainbow Trout

This fish is high in protein and has enough Vitamin B-12 to make up 89% of your daily recommended allowance.