Fishy Business

When it comes to healthy eating, fish is always at the top of my list. Oily fish like two of my faves, salmon and tuna, are packed with omega-3 fatty acids—which have been known to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and reduce coronary heart disease. Although fish-heavy diets risk mercury exposure, the FDA recommends that people consume no more than three grams of omega-3 fatty acids from food daily. And fish are a low-fat source of protein, which is essential for weight loss.

So sounds like fish are a go, right? Except for one thing: many popular fish are endangered. Vita Girl to the rescue! Read the following list for your best picks for fish to get your omega-3s.

10 endangered fish:

1. Albacore Tuna
2. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
3. Atlantic Cod
4. Atlantic Salmon
5. Chilean Sea Bass
6. Eel
7. Imported Shrimp
8. Japanese Yellowtail
9. Red Grouper
10. Orange Roughy

Swap those 10 endangered:

1. Alaskan Sablefish
2. Alaskan Wild Salmon
3. American Lobster
4. Pacific Cod
5. “Pole and Troll” Tuna
6. U.S.-farmed Barramundi
7. U.S.-farmed Shrimp
8. U.S.-farmed Tilapia
9. U.S.-Yellowtail Snapper
10. Wahoo

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