Dr Russ Blog - Can It! Salmon and Sardines
Can It! Salmon and Sardines
Created on 8/16/2013
By now you likely know that omega-3 fats are good for us.
You probably also know that the best way to get these fats into your body is to eat cold water, fatty fish such as Alaskan salmon, sardines, herring and sablefish (black cod).
But if you're living on a tight budget it may be a challenge to buy fresh fish on a regular basis.
There's another way to get the delicious taste (and health benefits) of fish onto your plate with little strain on your purse / wallet -
CANNED salmon, or CANNED sardines.
You get essentially the same omega-3 benefits as you would by eating the fresh fish, and if you choose products that include the bones (they're soft and chewy when canned in this way - honest!) you also get a healthy serving of calcium.
Another important note - canned salmon comes from WILD salmon.
Now, let's get real for a moment - some of you may not like the taste of sardines.
In fact, some of you REALLY don't like sardines.
But there are a lot of creative ways to prepare sardines that makes them a treat - whether mixed into a salad, or mashed with spices and then added to a favorite recipe, or sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with a little garlic, sardines can be delicious (again - honest!). You simply might need to get a little creative!
The same can be said for canned salmon - it can easily be made into a taste treat, and one that is good for you.
Even if presently you can't buy fresh cold water fish on a regular basis, you can still enjoy the taste of fish, and get your omega-3 fats, on a budget - go canned!
And be well.
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