The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week, but it’s important to choose fish that are safe to eat. Some species are high in mercury, which poses health problems if you eat a lot of it. At the same time, some fish are farmed, which increases your exposure to certain chemicals. You don’t have to give up eating fish (who wants to do that?), but it’s a good idea to know the list of fish that are safe to eat. Luckily for you, I’ve gathered seven of the most popular species and given you some ideas for cooking them. Read on!
Tuna tops my list of fish that are safe to eat because it’s pretty common and so simple to find and prepare. So, if you love a tuna fish sandwich for lunch, rest assured that you don’t have to give it up. Just keep in mind that this applies to canned light tuna only. Use it in pasta or add some to your favorite salad. Tuna is a great substitute in crab cake recipes too.