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…
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:
- 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.
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 ;)