Fish for Heart Heath: Know What to Eat

There’s plenty of evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish varieties protect your heart from cardiovascular disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidelines recommend eating up to 12 ounces of heart-healthy fish per week. Do your best to eat a variety and to choose fish highest in omega-3s and lowest in mercury, such as fresh, frozen, or canned salmon, arctic char, Atlantic mackerel, sardines, anchovies, oysters, rainbow trout, canned light tuna, catfish, and halibut. If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition, speak to your doctor about what’s safe for you.