8 Trendy Proteins You Should Be Eating

Arctic Char
Move over salmon, there’s a new big fish in town! Like the more mainstream salmon, arctic char supplies protein to rev your metabolism, along with a plentiful dose of omega-3 fats, which benefit your body from head to toe. These all-powerful fats help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood flow, fight inflammation, nourish your skin, and may even boost memory and mood. Arctic char is low in contaminants, and farmed varieties are raised in a sustainable manner, making this fish a terrific alternative to farmed salmon. Plus, arctic char has a milder, more delicate flavor that some palates may prefer to stronger-tasting salmon. Try it on the grill or baked in the oven, finished with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon — and keep an eye out for it on restaurant menus too.