You may have asked yourself,
Are you eating fish for it’s health benefits and want to maximize on Omega 3 fatty acids ? Here is a list of carnivorous fish that eat smaller fish that eat plankton, which is where all that sexy alpha-linolenic acid comes from.
Why do we need Omega-3 again?
It’s ESSENTIAL for proper brain function, affects vision, learning co-ordination and mood. Also, cultural diets with a high level of Omega 3 like the Japanese, have low rates of cardiovascular disease. To be exact, they have 3 times more omega 3 in their diet than the average American.
Tip #1 make sure it’s a wild COLD WATER fish.
Tip #2 Always opt for sustainable. Avoid the salmon or swordfish if you can choose the mackerel. Mackerel has 10 times more omega 3 than swordfish. Here is a list in order of highest to lowest:
Fish highest in Omega 3
- Lake Trout
Source: “New Optimum Nutrition Bible” Patrick Holford 2004