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Health Benefits


The Sardine, one of the healthiest foods available to man!


Did you know that one can of sardines can give you as much calcium as two glasses of milk? The enormous health benefits of these little guys classifies them as one of the healthiest foods to eat. In fact so much so, that a self proclaimed group in the US calling themselves the “Sardinistas” are making it their mission to return the sardine to its rightful place in US diets. But down here in good old SA, we know and love Saldanha Sardines – not only for their delicious taste, ease and convenience - but for the enormous plus they bring to our health checklist.

Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, protein, vitamins and minerals as well as essential nutrients has placed them on the ‘Diabetes Forecast’ list of five Superfoods you should definitely be eating. And there are a host of numerous health benefits supporting this.

Healthy Heart

  • Supports cardiovascular health and healthy artery walls
  • Raises good cholesterol whilst lowering the bad one
  • Reduces risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • Helps prevent blood clots
  • Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease

Good Mental Health

  • Plays a significant role in mood stabilisation, learning abilities, concentration and memory
  • Helps prevent a number of neurological disorders

Strong and Healthy Bones and Muscles

  • Builds healthy bones
  • Promotes bone health through increasing calcium absorption
  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Prevent unwanted inflammation
  • Helps regulate and stabilise the balance of collagen and minerals in bones and surrounding tissue
  • Builds and maintains muscle mass
  • May speed recovery of certain sport related injuries and improve healing of ligament injuries

Healthy Eyes

  • Protects against Macular Degeneration (the leading cause of blindness 50 years+)
  • Reduces risk of dry eye syndrome

Healthy System

  • Regulates cell activity and plays a key role in the prevention of certain cancers
  • Reduce the risk for strokes  
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Supports proper nervous system functioning
  • Promotes healthy immune system
  • Promotes the transport of oxygen and nutrients throughout our bodies
  • Plays an active role in energy metabolism, converting food into energy
  • Promotes healthy pregnancy
  • Controls weight and diabetes


  • Helps oxygenate your tissues leading to improved skin tone and colour, healthy hair and nails
  • Locks moisture into skin cells
  • Promotes youthful looking skin
  • Alleviates skin blemishes
  • Maintains good hair lustre and nourishes hair follicles
  • Helps healthy hair growth whilst preventing hair loss

Saldanha Sardines. A Healthy Glow, Inside and Out!