Fish is a great alternative to higher fat meats to reduce saturated fat- the type that can increase bad cholesterol levels in your blood- in your diet. Certain types are also packed with heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Cold water fish such as salmon, mackeral, trout and sardines are a great source of this healthy polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3s have been linked to reducing blood clotting, decreasing blood pressure and lowering triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood related to increased risk of heart disease. Try to include 2-3 servings of fish in your diet each week.
- canned tuna with whole grain crackers for a snack
- salmon salad sandwhich for lunch
- throw sardines in a pasta or salad dressing
- try this sundried tomato aioli as a delicious topping for salmon or trout