Herrings aren’t as popular as they should be – we would all benefit from eating far more of these types of oily fish.
Arthritis, asthma and eczema
Herrings are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that help the body produce its own powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. These makes oily fish important for tackling inflammatory conditions.
Heart & circulation
Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for heart health. Firstly, they protect the blood vessels from inflammatory damage. They also help to decrease levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol, and increase levels of good (HDL) cholesterol. They also play a role in reducing blood clotting.
Rickets and osteoporosis
Oily fish like herrings are packed with vitamin D, one of the most commonly deficient nutrients. Vitamin D is vital for facilitating the intake of calcium, and a deficiency of it in a developing child may cause rickets, while deficiency in adulthood can increase and exacerbate osteoporosis.