Unlike most kinds of meat, fish is very low in unhealthy saturated fat and cholesterol and high in healthy fatty acids like omega-3 especially in salmon, mackerel, herring, and albacore tuna. According to the American Heart Association, omega-3’s decrease trigyceride levels, slow the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque, lower blood pressure and curb inflamation. Overall, adding fish to your diet is a win-win and can be incorporated in some of your favorite dishes.
Good things come in threes, and that is true for flaxseed. This superfood contains alpha-linolenic acid that converts to omega-3 fatty acids, it’s a good source of an antioxidant called lignans that have been proven to prevent heart disease and cancer, and it contains fiber. Luckily, you don’t have to ingest a whole spoonful to get your daily dose. You can easily add flaxseed to smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal without you feeling like you’re ruining the taste.