Fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids should be in most people’s normal diet plan. Eating a certain amount of this type of seafood can be good for your health and wellbeing. See below for a listing of various fish species that are best to help you increase these essential fatty acids.
There are 3 different types of Omega-3’s available from certain foods. These are, ALA (alphalinolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
The types that are sourced from cold water fishes are the DHA and EPA sources.
Studies have shown that there are important benefits from higher levels of Omega-3, DHA, EPA and ALA. Importantly for cardiovascular and nervous system health. It counters inflammation in the body and lowers the risk of heart disease.
Which Fish are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
This is a listing of the best fish and shellfish for high concentrations of Omega-3’s. Since our body is not able to produce this, we must supplement our diets, and ingest foods which will give us these necessary nutrients.
Cold-water fatty fish in general will have higher concentrations of these essential fatty acids due to their environment and physiology.
These are some of the best fish and shellfish high in Omega-3.
- Wild Alaskan Salmon
- Albacore Tuna
- Atlantic Mackerel
- Atlantic Sturgeon
- Arctic Char
- Sablefish/black cod
- Striped Bass
- Lake Trout
- Pacific Halibut
It is also a good idea to discuss with doctor or dietician, which ones and at what amounts would be best for your personal wellness needs.