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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Amazing Sardine

hello and good day, readers! Welcome to Lolol’s Bhealthy.Bgood segment.
Recently we had been informed that JPA scholarship will be given on 12th January 2013. Such a bad news, right? And the worse part is most of us dah kering dah wallet. TT-TT Be strong, guys! We will survive!
So let me introduce to you one of the ways to save our money. Simple. Eat sardine. Hehe. Jimat u’olls. Boleh makan ramai-ramai pulak tu. So, as you can see the title of this entry, today I’m gonna talk about the Health Benefits of Sardine. Well, it’s cheap. It’s delicious. It’s available everywhere. And so I love it! ;p


Based on Wikipedia, sardine is a common name that referring to various small, oily fish within the herring family of Clupeidae. It was named after the Italian island of Sardinia, where sardine were once abundant there. Hehe. I never know about the existence of that island until I read about sardine. ;p

Sardine is a prime source of Vitamin B12. It contains high levels of tryptophan, selenium, Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium and phosphorus. Basically, there are 6 health benefits of sardine.

Number 1 à It’s good for your cardiovascular system.
§   Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA: Lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
§  Vitamin B12: Plays role on maintaining homocysteine balance in our body.

Number 2 à It’s good for your bone.
§  Vitamin D: Help in calcium absorption in gut.
§  Phosphorus: Important mineral for bone mineralization.

Number 3 à It has anti-cancer properties.
§  Selenium: Has powerful antioxidant activity.
§  Omega-3 fatty acid: Effective against the blood cell and lymph cell cancer like leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Number 4à It’s good for your eyes.
§  Omega-3 fatty acid: Protect against macular degeneration. It also reduces the risk of dry eye syndrome.

Number 5 à It’s good for your skin and hair.
§  Omega-3 fatty acids: Regulate oil production in your skin and hence, keeps your skin hydrated and prevents it from drying. It also prevents the release of enzyme that destroys collagen during UV rays exposure. This will make your skin look youthful. Apart from that, omega-3 fatty acid provides nourishment to hair follicles and thus preventing hair loss! So for those who worry about their hair loss, why don’t you try to eat sardine more. It will also maintain good hair luster.

Number 6 à It’s full of protein.
§  It provides us amino acids which are used by our bodies to make new proteins. And I bet each one of us know the functions of protein and its importances.

In conclusion, sardine is amazing!! It’s small, simple and yet still beneficial to this world. I hope that you guys are more interested in sardine after read this entry. Perhaps, a sardine sandwich for breakfast after this?

Oh, by the way, for those who haven’t watch Twilight: Breaking Dawn (Part 2) yet, please watch it. I’m not a Twilight fan actually. But I think this one is the best among the other Twilight series. And it’s worth to watch the movie. In this final sequel, the actors and the actresses gave their best shot in expressing their feelings. Plus, its graphics are so fascinating. I love it the most. ;p

Okay, thanks for reading my entry. Live your life to the fullest, folks! (My boss asked me to put this slogan: In MESTA, we care.) Hehe. Till the next time!
Lots of love,




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