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

Thursday, November 15, 2012

From pasta and cheese to mayo and beer, ivillage.com asked nutrition experts to share what some may consider as unhealthy foods that may actually be better for the body than we realize. Read on for the good news from www.ivillage.com/foods-a


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

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