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Sardines.Why they’re good for you

Why they’re good for you: Sardines are tiny but mighty, rivaling salmon when it comes to omega-3 fatty acid content. These fatty acids go to work immediately (as opposed to plant-based omega 3s), improving blood flow, feeding our brain, stabilizing heart rhythms and keeping inflammation in check. Sardines are also a source of calcium. Look for the varieties packed in olive oil for an added heart-health benefit.

Serving size: one can

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 191
Fat: 10.5 g
Cholesterol: 131 mg
Sodium: 282 mg
Carbohydrates: 0 g
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 22.7 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Fennel-Sardine Spaghetti
Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 medium fennel bulb (about 8 ounces)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup prechopped onion
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (15-ounce) can sardines in tomato sauce, undrained

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