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Sardines. They’re just so good.

Posted on 3/11/2016 by

Who knew this tiny fish could have so many benefits to the human body?

The Sardine. An underestimated hero. These small oily fish swim within the herring family, with the term sardine hailing from early 15th century England. It’s also suspected that it may have been named so from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant – another win for Italy!

So why should we  eat sardines? You’ll be surprised by the answer. Sardines are one of the highest sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids on the planet, and they include many other important trace minerals and vitamins.

Finding the best sources of important omega-3 fats from fish may seem confusing- with topics like contamination of fresh waters, depletion of fish populations from the oceans, and toxins and heavy metals frequently making headlines in the press. But luckily with sardines, you get all of the nutritional benefits without needing to worry about things like sustainability or high levels of mercury contamination. It’s also easier to use sardines in the recipes you’re already making than you may think; canned sardines can easily be found in most grocery stores and make a great addition to sauces, salads, soups, and more.

So the moral of the story? Start experimenting more with sardines and take advantage of their impressive benefits: boosting heart health, improving brain function, protecting against cancer, reducing inflammation and much more…

You can thank us later.