Fish is a great alternative to red meat. Fish is a healthy, lean protein and contains a type of fat called omega three fatty acids, which may help protect the heart.
Review Date 7/30/2020
Updated by: Thomas S. Metkus, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.