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,

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:

  1. Sardines are full of vitamins and minerals.  A can of sardines has significantly more vitamin A, Calcium, and Iron than a can of tuna.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 😉


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