Ask the doctor: Is canned fish good for the heart?
Ask the doctor
Is canned fish good for the heart?
Q. I know that eating fish is good for the heart. But fresh fish costs a lot and I can't get to the grocery store very often. Does eating canned fish help?
A. Canned salmon, tuna, sardines, kippered herring, and other types of fish are pretty much on a par with fresh fish. They give you as much heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids as fresh fish, and sometimes more. These essential oils help prevent potentially deadly heart rhythms. They also work against inflammation and the formation of blood clots inside arteries.