The 11 Healthiest Foods for the Planet

Tread more lightly on the planet, and rack up a few nutrition bonus points while you do.

By Emily Main and Leah Zerbe


11 best foods for the planetSnakehead fish

Benefit for Your Body: Snakehead fish, a delicious invasive species native to China, Russia, and Korea, can more safely satisfy your craving for swordfish, a seafood pick high in brain-damaging mercury.

Planetary Perk: This fish features a primitive lung, allowing it to survive on land, wiping out frog, bird, and crustacean populations along the Potomac River and the freshwater canals of southern Florida. Since snakehead fish aren’t naturally supposed to be in the United States, many critters living here have no natural defenses to evade the foreign fish.

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