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5 Health Benefits of Eating Sardines

Sardines are a little fish loaded with nutrients which are beneficial in averting many medical conditions. Some of its nutrients help prevent cardiovascular disease; and protect you against some cancers.

Sardines have been recommended for older adults and to pregnant women because they contain calcium and other vitamins. Sardines are one of the best choices of fish to consume easily because of its low mercury levels.

According to American Heart Association (AHA), " eating two servings of fish (particularly fatty fish) per week, with one serving consisting of 3.5 oz of cooked fish."


Omega-3 fatty acids

Sardine is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 possesses anti-inflammatory properties which helps prevent heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids lower your risk of blood clots and reduces your blood pressure. Studies have shown that omega-3 may help protect persons that have had a previous heart attack.


Vitamins

Sardines are packed with vitamin B-12 which aids your cardiovascular system; and gives you plenty energy.

In addition, sardines have a large amount of vitamin D for developing good bone health; as well as magnesium, and phosphorus.



Calcium

Sardines are a good source of calcium. Sardines are especially a good choice for those who are allergic to dairy; lactose intolerant, or lacking calcium in their diet.

Sardines are also a healthy meal during pregnancy when you need other calcium alternatives for the health of your baby.


Minerals

Apart from omega-3, calcium and vitamins, sardines also contain a great number of beneficial minerals. These include: zinc; niacin; potassium; magnesium; phosphorus, and iron.


Protein

Sardine is proteineous and is essential in building healthy muscles and bones. Protein also helps produce your body's antibodies which fortify your immune systems. Protein as well transports nutrients and oxygen throughout your entire body.

Sardines can be eaten as salad; or served on toast; or even added to your pasta dish.

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