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Three Fish to Get Hooked on this Summer

You already know that fish is an amazing source of omega-3s, which boost your heart and brain health. You may also know that studies show you could benefit from one to two servings of fish every week. But fish can also be filled with toxins like mercury and other pollutants — so with seafood season now in full swing, here are a few of the best options on the market.

1. WILD SALMON. According to USDA data, wild-caught salmon trumps the farmed variety on many levels — it contains half the fat, a third of the calories, plus more calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Another reason to go wild? Farmed salmon has been linked to higher levels of chemical contaminants.

2. RAINBOW TROUT. Rainbow trout is tasty, easy to dress, and thanks to the sustainable freshwater farming tanks and ponds in places like Idaho — available and affordable. Low in sodium and calories, it’s also replete with B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.

3. SARDINES. Yes, sardines. This small fish is actually a big superfood. Sardines pack even more omega-3s than salmon and at least a dozen extra nutrients like protein, calcium, and potassium. It’s also one of the few foods that are high in Vitamin D and relatively free of contaminants.

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