I <3 Sardines…

Dearest Tuna,

You have always been a pantry-staple of mine.  You’re tasty, nutritious, and easy to pack for lunch.  However I’ve met someone new and my pantry now belongs to a new canned fish: sardines.  I’ll never forget the meals we’ve had together…

Regretfully Yours,
Becca

Can-for-can tuna has more protein, fewer calories, and lower sodium.  And while those nutrition facts are nice… they don’t look at the full picture.

Here are 3 reasons why sardines are more awesome than tuna:

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  • Sardines are full of vitamins and minerals.  A can of sardines has significantly more vitamin A, Calcium, and Iron than a can of tuna.
  • A can of sardines still has mini-fish bones in it.  Mini-fish bones provide glucosamine, which as you may or may not know, is excellent for joint and collagen health.  And fortunately the bones are tiny and barely noticeable.
  • Sardines are full of fat!  The polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) in a can of sardines provide Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps prevent inflammation among several other things.  And the saturated and monounsaturated fats found in sardines help protect those PUFAs from heat damage.
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    Tuna is certainly still a great source of protein and a good food in general.  But when sitting next to a can of sardines… it just doesn’t compare ????