Would you eat a food that promised to make your hair and skin look better? Such a food does exist! It is fish and you have several options when it comes to choosing which species you want to cook tonight. The American Heart Association encourages everyone to eat at least two weekly servings of fish for optimal health. It also pumps omega-3 fatty acids, protein and other nutrients vital to hair and skin health straight into your body. What are you waiting for? Toss these types of fish into your shopping cart today.
Salmon is your number one choice when it comes to fish. Experts recommend choosing wild salmon, but even farmed salmon carries similar benefits. Salmon is great baked and topped with a simple mix of salt and pepper. You can also grill it or marinate it and serve it in salad. No matter how you eat it, your hair and skin is going to thank you.
2. Rainbow Trout
Rainbow trout is my very favorite kind of fish. Which is good because it makes an outstanding choice for your hair and skin. Unlike salmon, trout is more of a white fish and has a mild, delicate flavor that gives you lots of options for cooking it. I like to cover it with a dash of melted butter, lots of fresh, roasted garlic and a splash of lemon juice. It also works well with black pepper, dill, thyme and parsley.
3. Arctic Char
This type of fish is pretty low in calories and is often used to make sushi. It’s not heavily farmed or contaminated so it’s a great choice for the environment as well as your health. Don’t care for sushi? Arctic char also holds up well to being grilled and makes a heavenly choice for fish tacos.
Sardines are a yummy choice and are super easy to find in cans at your supermarket. Sardines can actually be eaten in their entirety, which means you can simply open the tin and chow down. If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal, try sardines on crackers or tossed into a tasty veggie salad.
The reason why anchovies are such a good choice is because they are one of the highest in omega-3s and they reproduce quickly so you won’t have to worry about decimated populations when you eat them. Anchovies are commonly found in pizza parlors, but they cook down really well and add a lot of depth to pasta sauce. Experiment with anchovy recipes – you might be surprised to find that you love them.
6. Albacore Tuna
Fresh albacore tuna is a tasty choice if you can find it, but it also comes canned, which means you can have your favorite sandwich at lunch while also making your skin and hair radiant and beautiful. Fresh versions can be grilled or used to make sashimi.
Atlantic mackerel is your best bet as it’s lower in mercury and isn’t overfished. Mackerel isn’t super easy to find, but if you come across it, snap it up because it is delicious. Mackerel makes a great choice for baking with herbs and spices and also works wonderfully in fish stew or fish tacos.
What’s your favorite kind of fish? Do you have some tips for cooking it? Enjoy what fish will do for your hair and nails!