Advocating For a Balanced Approach to Heart Health

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Fish


Goal: 2 Servings/Week

Your goal is 2 fish meals/week. Fish are the best source of heart healthy omega-3’s, but not all fish are created equally: salmon, sardines, trout, and tuna have the highest omega-3 levels; snapper and halibut have lower amounts; and tilapia has very little. Wild caught fish is preferred because they generally have fewer toxins than farm raised fish.

Omega-3’s from fish and fish oil is a more efficient process for the body than vegetable sources like flax seed or flax oil. For vegetarians or those with a fish allergy, flax is a good alternative.

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