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    Would canned sardines packed in olive oil be a great source of O-3? I just ate a can for the first time and I actually liked them. I thought they would have been really fishy tasting.

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    I eat a tonnnnn of sardines, think they are a GREAT food to stock.

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    • #3
      Yes, they are very nutritious and cheap with it. Another plus point is that they are relatively low in toxins as they are not a top-feeding fish (cf tuna for example).
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      • #4
        they are a super food when you eat them with skin and bones. Just avoid the soybean oil ones. They taste so good because your body recognizes all of the awesome things in them I think.
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        • #5
          Another great thing is you're eating the whole animal....skin, bones, cartilage and all. I like mine straight or with spicy mustard...Mmmmmmm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
            Another great thing is you're eating the whole animal....skin, bones, cartilage and all. I like mine straight or with spicy mustard...Mmmmmmm
            For sure those bones and thin skin slip down very easily.
            F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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            • #7
              I have been eating 1-2 cans a day of either boneless, skinless or bone-in sardines in olive oil. HDL went from 23 to 49 in 6 months!

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              • #8
                ok.. been thinking of trying these.. I see them, I just need to get up the guts to do it.hahah
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                  ok.. been thinking of trying these.. I see them, I just need to get up the guts to do it.hahah
                  Me to. I had them once in my life. After a night of heavy drinking. I was as pickled as they were.
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                  • #10
                    I tried sardines for the first time 2 months ago and I like them very much. I think they are less fishy tasting then tuna. I havent touched tuna since I started eating them. I think once you get past the look of them...yummmy! The first time I ate them I really did not look at the tin because of the whole mental thing that I am eating a fish with skin and bones. so far my favorite is the ones in olive oil!

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                    • #11
                      Whoa, less fishy tasting than tuna? I bought a can of sardines last week, and it's sitting in the pantry. I want to open it and try them soon! I just haven't got around to it yet.

                      However, the thought of eating a whole fish, skin bones and all, is appealing, if only because I like to eat funny looking things.

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                      • #12
                        Given that actual labelled EVOO is often adulterated, I am wary of how pure the olive oil is. So - when I buy sardines (which I do often) for each can of sardines in extra virgin olive oil, I buy one in tomato too. I don't know what else is put in the tomato - but I HOPE it is pure!!!! And I love them all.

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                        • #13
                          True. Most olive oil has been mixed with things like soybean oil and such. There's no way in hell that the sardine packing companies are spending the time or money searching out the purest forms of olive oil.

                          It doesn't even TASTE like olive oil. Sorry kids, if you had it tested, I'm pretty sure it'd come back as mostly bad oils.

                          *Cough* not that I still don't eat many cans a week *cough*

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                          • #14
                            So how many cans a week should I eat to balance out my O-3/O-6? I eat supermarket meats since I don't have a source or the money for pastured meat so I'm sure my ratio's are off.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Primal Wayne View Post
                              So how many cans a week should I eat to balance out my O-3/O-6? I eat supermarket meats since I don't have a source or the money for pastured meat so I'm sure my ratio's are off.
                              About a pound/week should do the trick. That is including all fatty cold water fish (salmon, sardines, and so on...). Other than that stick primarily to ruminants such as beef and lamb for your main source as they are lower in the PUFAS than pork and poultry. The latter aren't to be excluded obviously, just not the main focus.

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