I bought fish oil supplements for a few years before I learned how they are really made. Long study short, they are heavily processed to the point that the oil gets destroyed and then some synthetic vitamins are added to it (there is also a chemical deodorisation process to remove the rancid smell which leaves chemical residues in the final product).
Then I found fermented cod liver oil which is a product that is raw and completely unprocessed. Although it is an excellent product, it is quite pricey, specially when you need it shipped all the way to Colombia.
So instead of splurging again I started simply eating more sardines. I now eat sardines once a week, occasionally twice. Sardines are very high in Omega 3, they are a great anti-inflammatory and eating them often has a dramatic effect on the look of my skin. Mackerel is another choice, which happens to be my favourite fish but I can’t get it in Colombia.
The other great thing about sardines is that they are small fish so they don’t get to accumulate mercury like big fish do and they tend to be affordable. Not as cheap as tuna but they are much superior in terms of nutrition.
Sardines are not everybody’s favourite food and I can see why. In fact it took me a while to get past the strong flavour. My fishcakes recipe is made with sardines and it’s a fantastic way to eat them. Even if you don’t like sardines, I believe you will enjoy them in this way.
Sardines have replaced my fish oil supplements, I actually see the results from eating them and in my opinion what better way to get vitamins and nutrients than from actual food and not from tablets!
It’s also one of the foods I eat when for some reason (usually stress or lack of sleep) my skin starts getting a little bumpy and this fixes it very quickly. That’s how good they are.
Do you like sardines? How do you eat them?
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