Brislings are a small fish typically caught, canned and imported from Scotland or Norway.
OK, I’ll say the word….sardine. Sardines include several types of fish and I know many will say “yuk”. You picture the football guy sitting in the recliner with beer and sardines. The strong fishy smell turns many off. It doesn’t have to be that way.
The small Brislings have a light smell and taste and are packed full of great nutrition.
Brislings are a huge anti-inflammatory and are zero on the Glycemic Load Index. High in Niacin and Calcium, and packed with Protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium. Just like salmon it’s a great source of Omega-3s.
Size matters when it comes to sardines, the smaller the better and Brislings fall into this category. You won’t find the strong fishy smell and taste here. I find them sweet and delectable and more than a snack just out of the can. Believe it or not you can find all sorts of recipes for the little fish.
I would bet if you like fish and, in the past, you didn’t care for sardines you will like Brislings.
Some brands are pricy but you will find them at an affordable price too. I choose the ones packed in oil, just like tuna. A few more calories but much more flavor.
Go ahead, be brave and try a can. Lower the inflammation in your body and enjoy a tasty dish or appetizer for lunch or dinner.
Overall Sardines are very high in their anti-inflammatory effect.
For those who have to keep track of their sugar intake the Glycemic Load is zero.
There is a cholesterol concern with sardines but the brisling is much is lower so keep an eye on that. Omega-3s help lower cholesterol so it is a give and take situation. Fish is an important part of our diet and should be included.