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The amazing fish: Important health benefits of eating sardines

BY: Deena David | Category: Food and Drinks | Post Date: 2009-11-26

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Sardines are a small fish that is of the herring variety. This fish is very underrated by many people because of its size. The sardines are fish that are seen in all parts of the world and is a sea fish. Just like all the other sea fish, it has got a lot of health benefits. This article is going to list all these health benefits of sardines.

1. Omega 3 fatty acids:

The primary importance of these kinds of fish is the high amounts of the omega 3 fatty acids that are present. This content is lesser only to the salmon. This high amount of omega 3 fatty acids in the sardines makes it one of the healthiest fish that a person can eat. The high content of this omega 3 fatty acid in the sardines makes it to help prevent diseases like cardiac problems. It also helps to reduce the levels of the triglycerides also known as the Very Low Density Lipoprotein. This helps to control the cholesterol levels and makes the person to live a healthy life.

2. Vitamin D:

Sardines are one of the most natural sources of Vitamin D. There are only a few foods that contain this Vitamin and Sardines are one of the few known sources of this Vitamin. The Sardines being a rich source of this Vitamin D helps to prevent many of the complications that occur due to the decreased availability of Vitamin D in the human body.

3. Protein content:

Sardines are also a great source of protein. The fish is very small but is loaded with protein and this high content of protein in the fish help in reducing the hunger of the person. This is because the sardines make the person feel full. This can help in the diet of the person to reduce and maintain the weight. In fact this fish will be a dream come true for any person who wants to be on a protein rich diet to reduce their obesity levels.

4. Absence of carbohydrates:

Another important fact that one has to remember about Sardines is that this fish has very little amount of carbohydrate in it. This lack of this substance also makes it very important in the diet of a person who wants to control the diet. The absence of carbohydrate helps to maintain the sugar levels in the body and prevents any sudden change in the glycemic levels.

These are the various important aspects that one has to remember about the Sardines. Though it is not a vegetarian food, the benefits that can be derived from this food is so much that many people include this fish in their diet.

This fish is also usually ignored because of the small size and many people seek larger fish. This makes this fish to be available at a very cheap rate also. Most of the sardines are available in cans and they are good to taste. It is best that sardines that are canned in water to be eaten, as this will have lesser calories than those stored in oils.

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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