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Superfoods for Your Heart

Surprise Superfood: Trout

Unless you're a fish aficionado, you may not have tried trout. But this oily fish has sweet, flaky flesh that is chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids. "These healthy fats reduce levels of triglycerides, a fat your body produces that is associated with heart-disease risk," explains Bauer. "Omega-3s may also increase high-density lipoprotein [HDL, or 'good' cholesterol]." Salmon gets all the buzz for being the omega-3 superstar, with 0.7-1.8 grams per 3-ounce serving (roughly the size of a deck of cards), but trout is close behind with 0.8-1.0 gram per serving. Bottom line? You'll reel in heart benefits.

Hearty Ideas

  • Instead of a chicken or salmon Caesar salad, top greens with grilled trout.
  • Broil trout with lemon and thyme and serve with whole-grain couscous.
  • Make blackened trout tacos with mango, avocado, and salsa.