In a recent study published in the Frontiers in Nutrition Journal, researchers compared the impact of consuming sardines versus fish oil supplements.
Study: Eating more sardines instead of fish oil supplementation: Beyond omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, a matrix of nutrients with cardiovascular benefits. Image Credit: mythja/Shutterstock.com
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) are important in preventing and managing cardiometabolic diseases linked to mild chronic inflammation, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, fatty liver disease, and hypertension.
The effectiveness of n-3 PUFA supplements in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events is still a topic of research. Sardines are a cost-effective