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SUPERFOODS: SARDINES

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
June 10, 2016
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Nature's Omega-3 power source!

Sardines are truly a superfood. Canned in olive oil or prepared fresh, sardines are a nutritional powerhouse everyone should include in their diet.

One can of sardines (one serving) has 23.5 grams of protein and 2,200 mgs of Omega-3 Fish Oils – that’s an entire day’s requirement for an average, healthy person.

SUPERFOOD: SARDINES

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Omega-3 Fish Oils have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Sardine’s high Omega-3 Fish Oil content makes them a must for people with arthritis or joint pain. Diseases such as asthma and allergies will also be alleviated by adding sardines to your diet.

High Cholesterol?

Omega-3 Fish Oils can help raise the “good” cholesterol, while lowering the “bad” cholesterol. High levels of LDL’s (the “bad” cholesterol) are linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Adding sardines to your diet can lower that risk. The Omega-3 Fish Oils in sardines can also help prevent blood clots and the clogging of arteries resulting from a diet high in “bad” cholesterols.

Bone Health

Sardines have a stellar calcium content–twice that of milk. We’re working on a Got Sardines? campaign where celebrities tout the little fish as a mustache (ha?). Natural sources of calcium are associated with higher bone densities, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Pair that with consistent weight-bearing exercise, natural sources of calcium can fight osteoporosis and degenerative bone disease.

Wrinkles

Don’t worry, you won’t need to rub the fish on your crows’ feet to reap their anti-aging benefits. Sardines are LOADED with the vitamins and minerals that promote a youthful, healthy skin tone and provide oxygen and moisture to tissues. They contain anti-oxidants that prevent wrinkles, while omega-3 fatty acids can help improve skin tone and color.

Blood and Immune System

Sardines contain about  222% of the daily recommended value of vitamin B-12, which is associated with healthy red blood cell formation, energy, and alertness. Red blood cells help fight disease, deliver oxygen to your tissues and maintain a healthy immune system. Want to feel more alert? Add sardines to your diet.

Brain and Nervous system

Vitamin B12 is associated with a healthy nervous system. If you’re deficient in vitamin B-12, you may have difficulty concentrating, experience memory loss, or have mood swings. Omega-3 Fish Oils have also been associated with brain and nervous system health by preventing degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, making sardines the perfect “Brain Food”.

If you buy your sardines canned, buy them in olive oil and unflavored – unless you go to one of those super fancy French shops where they are 100% naturally flavored. Otherwise you’re just getting a bunch of chemical flavoring – none of which you need.

If you buy them fresh, they grill up in a couple of minutes on each side. Serve with some crusty fresh bread, a little butter and lemon–a delish fish dish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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