Herring is a shiny, small, commercial fish found in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean and Baltic Sea. This staple of Scandinavian, Polish and German cuisines offers many health benefits, ranging from helping to prevent cardiovascular disease to promoting good mental health. Herring has a delicate taste with light, soft flesh and is widely available in North American markets in a variety of forms, from pickled to smoked to fresh.
1. Supports Heart Health
One of the chief benefits of eating herring is the benefits you get from the Omega-3 fatty acids found in this fish. Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to promoting good heart health by helping to reduce triglyceride levels and reducing high blood pressure. Omega-3 acids have even been linked to lower cholesterol levels.