Advertisement

Oily fish has proven to be a superfood staple food. The unsung hero of this food group is sardines. Sardines are rich in selenium and calcium and are an excellent source of omega-3's. They are also highly recommended by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because of their nutrient profile and natural abundance. Sardines only eat plankton and ingest less mercury than bigger fish like tuna and shark.

Advertisement

1. High in DHA and EPA

Oily fish is a superfood. The small sardine is a mighty nutritional powerhouse. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are essential fatty acids that perform a multitude of tasks inside your body, including stopping inflammation at a cellular level, breaking down fat cells, and maintaining a healthy hormonal balance. Research indicates Eskimo and Japanese people have the lowest rates of heart-related disease. Both cultures incorporate oily fish like sardines in their regular diet which provide substantial heart health benefits.

 

Advertisement

More on Facty Health

Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.