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Why should you eat sardines?

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These small fish have big nutritional value. Sardines are a great source of good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, and few foods are as high in vitamin B12. They're also rich in vitamin D, calcium's partner in bone strength.

SOURCES:

News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Harvard School of Public Health: "Eggs and Heart Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Omega 3 Fatty Acids," "Power Foods."

Murphy, M. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2012.

News release, Wake Forest University.

Leite, A. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 2013.

Farajian, P. Eating Behaviors, August 2010.

Kayano, S. Biofactors, 2004.

Asif, M. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2013.

European Food Information Council: "Seaweed -- exploring its dietary value."

Appiah, S. International Journal of Cancer Research, 2012.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Health Professionals."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Plums, Whole, Dried."

Insel, P. Nutrition, fifth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2014.

Insel, P. Nutrition, fourth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2010.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 15, 2020

SOURCES:

News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Harvard School of Public Health: "Eggs and Heart Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Omega 3 Fatty Acids," "Power Foods."

Murphy, M. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2012.

News release, Wake Forest University.

Leite, A. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 2013.

Farajian, P. Eating Behaviors, August 2010.

Kayano, S. Biofactors, 2004.

Asif, M. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2013.

European Food Information Council: "Seaweed -- exploring its dietary value."

Appiah, S. International Journal of Cancer Research, 2012.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Health Professionals."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Plums, Whole, Dried."

Insel, P. Nutrition, fifth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2014.

Insel, P. Nutrition, fourth edition, Jones & Bartlett, 2010.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 15, 2020

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