Because of heart problems (I have a stent), I try to watch what I eat. I know of the Omega 3 benefits of sardines but see that they are high in fat. Is it a healthy fat which would be okay or should I limit my intake of sardines?
Sardines have a high omega-3 content, which may decrease the inflammation that can precipitate a cardiac event, such as a stroke or heart attack. This justifies the higher fat content, since we are more concerned with the type/quality of fat than the amount. 4 ounces of sardines provides about 2 grams of omega-3. Daily recommendation is 1-3 grams, so this is a great choice. Serve them with a salad (use an olive oil-based dressing) and whole grain, low fat crackers for a nice meal!