Dried Anchovy (Sprats) Fish
Fish should make regular appearances in your diet, and eating at least 6 ounces of fish a week protects you from cardiovascular disease, explains the Harvard School of Public Health. Anchovies, while perhaps not the most popular fish, make a healthful addition to your diet.
Protein And Healthy Fats
Each 6-ounce portion of fresh anchovies provides you with 35 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat, including 2.5 grams of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Protein provides amino acids that your body can use to maintain healthy tissue and aid in immune system function. The omega-3 fatty acids in anchovies support cognitive function, reduce inflammation, support healthy vision and make up a part of your cell membranes. Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce your cardiovascular disease risk and might play a role in protecting you against Alzheimer's disease.