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50 Foods That Are Healthier Than You Think: #15 - Anchovies

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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If you are a fan, pile on the anchovies! They may be packed with oil and salt, but they’re also full of omega-3 fatty acids, which boost heart health and fight inflammation, says Batayneh. “The American Heart Association recommends eating two 3-ounce servings of fish a week, of which one is oily fish, and anchovies are an excellent way to hit that mark.” Batayneh recommends perking up the flavor of pasta, salad, pizza and tapas with their intense and savory taste.

I do like fish - quite a bit actually - but not anchovies - too salty perhaps, but they're not for me. I'll just get my omega-3 fatty acids from other oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and trout. Other good sources are carp, eel, kipper (herring), mackerel, orange roughy, pilchards, sprats, swordfish, whitebait. mussels, oysters, squid and crab.

"We can all use more omega-3 in our diet." ~ Jing Kang


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FISHINGLADY66 11/21/2012 4:23AM

    I am not an anchovies fan. Thank you for sharing the info!

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LOSER05 11/17/2012 11:20AM

    good but salty

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FORMERFATGUY777 11/17/2012 11:01AM

  I love anchovies myself. Great advice

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GOPINTOS 11/17/2012 9:40AM

    Thanks for sharing!


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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/17/2012 12:35AM

    Not for me either. Although I do like to use them in some Italian cooking and they pretty much just melt into what I'm making, no fishy taste at all.

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DEE107 11/16/2012 12:12AM

    not for me and thanks for info

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GABY1948 11/15/2012 7:44AM

    Not an anchovies fan here either but this is great info in case I "accidentally" eat one! Thanks for sharing!

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PEPPYPATTI 11/15/2012 7:29AM

    I am not an anchovies fan either not that I have ever eaten one. They just do not look appealing to me-lol! Thank you for sharing the info!
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