The American Heart Association and other experts recommend eating fish to obtain lean protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Not everyone is able to eat fish regularly due to taste preferences, cost, and the cooking skills needed to prepare them properly. Alternate kinds of seafood include lobster, shrimp, crab, scallops, mussels, clams, squid (calamari), and octopus. However, these may contain excessive amounts of sodium, cholesterol, and fat, depending on how they are prepared. Include them in your diet as occasional luxury foods.
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