Eating less fat overall is important for a healthy heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Experts recommend we have no more than 70g fat a day. Most white fish and shellfish are low in fat so are great to include as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Any fish with 3g fat or less per 100g is low in fat. Meanwhile, though oily fish such as sardines, mackerel, herring, fresh tuna, salmon and trout contain more fat than white fish and shellfish, much of the fat they contain is unsaturated, particularly omega-3 fat. Experts agree that replacing some of the saturated fat in our diet with unsaturated fats such as polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats can help to maintain normal cholesterol levels.
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