January 21, 2019
Italian grilled squids
Wellness Tip

For Omega-3s, Try...Squid?

by Berkeley Wellness  

Looking for a good, inexpensive seafood source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats? Don’t overlook squid (calamari). It has about 600 milligrams of omega-3s in 4 ounces (about half as much as salmon). Squid is also a good choice environmentally—generally abundant and caught in ways that don’t harm the ecosystem.

Though squid is high in cholesterol, this is not a concern for most people. Squid is often breaded and fried, which adds calories, but it can be steamed, broiled, grilled, baked, or stewed. It’s available fresh and frozen in most supermarkets.

Also see Real Fish vs. Omega-3 Supplements.