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SardinesBy Keri Glassman for Q.Equinox.com

Yep, sardines. Stay with me on this one. For the season of joy and gift giving I am giving you the gift of good health wrapped in the shiny, silvery flesh of this salt water fish. You have probably seen sardines pureed or chopped up in some sort of cracker topping amongst a tray of hors d’oeuvres at a dinner party. Chances are you turned your nose up at it and took the cracker instead. Bad move. Although they may not be the most popular thing to eat, sardines play an impressive role in disease prevention. Oh, and they are absolutely delicious.

Although inferior in size to fish like tuna and salmon, sardines deliver the same heart healthy, bone strengthening, muscle building nutrients. They are one of my favorite sources of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically Nordic bristle sardines, which are fished from the cold, clean northern fjords. Since omega-3s break down in heat, the farther north they come from, the more omega-3s they contain. As tiny as sardines may be, they are still the most concentrated source of DHA and EPA, two types of omega-3 fatty acids. Both work all kinds of health miracles from promoting heart health to fighting cancer to even battling stress and depression. Just one 3.25 ounce can of sardines contains over 50 percent of the daily value for these crucial fatty acids.

Keep reading for more health benefits of sardines and Glassman’s sardine stuffed artichokes recipe…

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