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The 5 Healthiest Fish for Your Diet

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If you aren't exactly a nutritionist or a fitness guru, then getting lean and in-shape can be difficult. By asking experts or just doing some research, you'll find that the first step towards getting healthy is transforming your diet. The best way to do this is finding foods chock-full of vitamins, amino acids, and protein. That's why the sooner you start eating fish, the sooner you'll begin to look and feel better. Here are just a few ideas for some delicious, healthy meals.

Salmon



Salmon is a delicious way to enjoy an easy, healthy meal. It comes in three varieties—canned, farm fresh, or wild—each with their own benefits. Canned salmon usually comes with the bone in and delivers an additional jolt of calcium in comparison to other forms. Farmed or wild salmon give a whopping 80 grams of protein per serving, omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D, although the vitamins are higher in wild salmon. A great idea to keep it fresh is to sign up for a Fish of the Month Club, which provides salmon, as well as other options.

Mackerel


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While mackerel isn't exactly a staple item in a seafood restaurant, it is a relatively inexpensive alternative to fish such as salmon. A pound of mackerel usually goes for about $4 in a market. A typical four-ounce serving provides about 21 grams of protein, as well as calcium, potassium, and good cholesterol. Watch out for the King and Spanish varieties; they are thought to sometimes contain an unhealthy amount of mercury.

Rainbow Trout


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If you don't like the overly fishy taste of the two previous fish, try rainbow trout. It has a more delicate flavor that is described as nutty. Along with the taste, rainbow trout has loads of protein and omega-3, as well as vitamin B12, which is a natural energy booster and helps to prevent heart disease.

Tuna


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Tuna gets a bad rap due to its overly fishy smell and taste. However, this is exclusive to the canned and pouch varieties. If you do like this kind of tuna, that's great. It has the highest amount of protein at the cheapest price. A can of tuna sells for about $1 and gives you about 25 grams of protein—all while you're on the go. For those who just can't handle the taste, try tuna steaks. These smell and taste almost nothing like the canned version and are amazingly tasty when grilled.

Anchovies


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These little fish are known for being salty, but that's due to the canning process, which encases them in a salty brine. Finding fresh anchovies cuts this down significantly, and with only 140 calories per four-ounce serving, they are one of the healthiest fish to consume. They also are rich in iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, which all contribute to cardiovascular health. Add them to salads for a great multivitamin and protein boost.
Seafood is the answer to healthy living and a lean, muscular body. By including these fish, as well as others, you can start to look and feel great today.


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