DR ANDREW WEIL BEST FISH CHOICES

The good doctor recommends fish high in Omega-3s because of their benefits to our physical and mental health.  Omega 3s consist of two essential fatty acids, DHA and EPA.

The DHA component of Omega 3s is an essential part of the membranes in the brain’s nerve cells and is believed to play a role in normal brain development and function.

The EPA component supports heart health by increasing HDL cholesterol levels and generally keeping blood vessels healthy.  It can lower triglyceride levels and help minimize inflammation and inappropriate blood clotting.

Weil recommends 6 servings per week of the following:

Wild-caught Alaskan salmon    Canned sockeye salmon    Sardines    Herring    Black cod

Coming up:  Fish to avoid

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