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Sardines are good for cardiovascular health, memory, joints, skin and energy level. These little nutritional powerhouses are a a great source of vitamin B12, selenium, omega-3 oils, protein, phosphorus and vitamin D. Sardines are also an excellent source of tryptophan, an essential amino acid.Ounce for ounce, sardines provide more calcium and phosphorus than milk, more protein than steak, more potassium than bananas, and more iron than cooked spinach.


Sardines are one the the few food sources of CoQ10 which is really important if you are over 40. You'll be able to read more about CoQ10 and other vitamins in the 'natural vitamins' section.

And speaking of 'senior moments - sardines contain as much DHA as tuna, and 3 times the EPA. These are the Omega 3 compounds that help protect your brain cell membranes and lower blood pressure.

My grandfather used to eat sardines for a snack. It's a habit I should get in to. You should too!

Unfortunately, sardines are no longer produced in the U.S.

 

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