Usually, when you grill out, two things are constant. Burgers and hot dogs are abundant, and someone forgot to buy the ketchup. But have you ever thought about ditching these traditional menu items for something that at one point, used to live in a body of water? Yes, we are talking about fish. This decision may not be the most popular at your summer barbecue, but it sure can be a healthy alternative.\nWe all know that fish is high in protein and low in fat. But it\u2019s also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which help maintain heart health by lowering blood pressure. Omegas 3\u2019s also are known to be beneficial to healthy brain function and development. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week as part of a heart-healthy diet. But, that\u2019s not all this healthy alternative to ground beef has to offer. It\u2019s also rich in phosphorus and calcium, and is an excellent source of minerals, including iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.\nRELATED:\u00a0Is Shellfish Healthy for You?\nSo, is the argument over? Fish is good for you, and it might be wise to replace the burgers and dogs now and then with some great-tasting fillets. Your heart will thank you later. And, one thing that makes it better \u2013 is the grill. The direct, high-heat cooks it quickly and locks in the flavor without removing much moisture. The end result can be quite magnificent.\nHere are some quick tips from UPMC BodyChangers on how to properly cook your fish on the grill.\n\nMarinate. All fish taste better with a flavorful marinade. Just place it with some oil, herbs, or spices in a bag and place in the refrigerator for about 15 to 20 minutes.\nBrush the grill with oil. The last thing you want is your fish sticking to your cooking surface and falling apart. So not only should you brush it with oil \u2013 unless your marinade includes oil \u2013 you should also brush the grates. Then once it\u2019s on the grill, let it sear for at least two to three minutes before flipping. If you flip too soon, if can stick and tear apart.\nMake sure your grill is very hot. If you put it on a warm grill, you will get bad results (i.e. sticking and falling apart). If the grill is screaming hot, the fish will sear immediately.\nDon\u2019t grill for too long. It will cook in a matter of minutes. So don\u2019t put your fish on the grill and then go talk to your neighbor\u2026 or else you\u2019ll definitely be ordering take out.\n\nHere\u2019s to a safe and healthy grilling season, with fish included, of course.\nWhat\u2019s your favorite thing to grill in the summer? Will you be grilling fish?