Sardines are one of the hot food trends for 2010 according to J. Walter Thompson, a global advertising agency. Affordability, healthy fats and a good environmental score make these little fish attractive for 2010.
Sardines are high in omega 3 fatty acids, a polyunsaturated fat that seems to offer protection against both heart disease and cancer. Since most Americans don’t get enough omega 3’s, these relatively inexpensive and easy to find canned wonders could be a nutrition gold mine.
In addition to the healthy fats and protein, sardines are a good source of calcium, iron, zinc and selenium. Calories are just slightly higher than salmon.
Read more about sardines from AICR Nutrition Consultant Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN.
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