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Entry from November 08, 2010
SMASH (Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines, Herring)

SMASH (Salmon-Mackerel-Anchovies-Sardines-Herring or Sardines-Mackerel-Anchovies-Salmon-Herring) is an acronym for fatty fish high in Omega-3. The acronym has been used since at least 1996.


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From: Jessica Stewart
Date: 1996/05/14
Subject: Re: Sushi...Was Share Your Success: Three Things

The worst ones are “SMASH”

S = Salmon
M = Mackrel
A = Anchovies
S = Sardines
H = Herring

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From: (Lee Rodgers)
Date: 1999/05/09
Subject: Re: New to the Omega concept!

If you add some fatty fish as the met twice a week then I’d say you’d be covered omega three wise. [SMASH] Salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring are all excellent sources.

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From: Ron Ritzman
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 01:12:58 -0400
Local: Sun, Apr 14 2002 11:12 pm
Subject: Re: which fish? (healthy heart)

Usually in the order “salmon, mackerel, albacore-tuna, (or anchovies) sardines, herring” so they can have the acronym “SMASH”.

Google Books
Lippincott’s illustrated reviews: Biochemistry
Third Edition
By Pamela C. Champe, Richard A. Harvey and Denise R. Ferrier
Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
2005
Pg. 362:
The fatty fish can be remembered as SMASH: salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, and herring.

Channel4.com
Top 10 foods for beautiful brides
Date Published:07/05/2008
(...)
SMASH
More food from the omega 3 camp but if you’re thinking instant mash favoured by 1980’s robots it’s time to move with the times. “SMASH stands for salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring. If you’re cutting out meat but really hankering after protein, sustainable fish from unpolluted waters are a good option.” Gareth says.

Google Books
The Healthy Knees Book:
A Guide to Whole Healing for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Other Active People

By Astrid Pujari and Nancy Schatz Alton
Seattle, WA: Skipstone
2010
Pg. 157:
Cold-Water Fish
The acronym SMASH stands for salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, and herring.

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