My son Jarod loves sardines. I always have a can or three of these in my pantry whenever we feel like having a quick and easy snack with pandesal, sliced bread or rice.
Sardines may have been relegated as poor man’s staple as poverty rate rises in the Metro, but did you know that sardines can actually sustain every man’s vitamins and mineral requirements?
Sardines supports your cardiovascular health as it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been researched to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels. Moreover, sardines also contains Vitamin B12 which can prevent hardening of arteries.
Sardines contains high level of Vitamin D that is optimal in bone building. Vitamin D helps in absorption of Calcium hence it plays an essential part in your bone health. Sardines also contains phosphorus, a mineral that is important in strengthening your bone matrix.
Sardines are also rich in Protein which is the basis of muscles and connective tissues. Protein provides us with Amino Acids that acts as antibodies that keep our immune system strong.
How cool is that? One of Jarod`s favorite brand is 555 Sardines.
555 Fried Sardines recently held a cooking showdown that encourages to “Make Your Barangay Proud” in chosen Barangays from Pampanga, Pangasinan and Quezon.
Participants featured their entries using 555 Fried Sardines as main ingredient in vying for the top spots per Leg.
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