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Special Diets

The health benefits of seafood -- low-in-fat, high-in protein, a natural source of source of omega-3 fatty acids -- make canned and pouched seafood a great resource for people with heath conditions that impact their diet. See below for health benefits for specific medical conditions.

This information is not medical advice. If you suspect you have a health condition, consult a doctor.

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

According to recent estimates, one in four U.S. adults has high blood pressure or hypertension. Uncontrolled high blood pressure strains the heart, damages arteries, and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney problems.

One way to control high blood pressure is to limit the sodium content in a person's diet. In response to the growing demand for low-sodium products, Chicken of the Sea offers tuna products that are low-sodium and very-low sodium, which are great for people trying to control high blood pressure, or those concerned about heart health

In addition, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times per week because of its benefits to the heart, protein and low levels of saturated fat. Canned seafood is an inexpensive and convenient way to add seafood to a person's diet.


Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease that causes 1.5 million fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist each year. More women than men are afflicted with osteoporosis, but men are susceptible to the disease as well.

Calcium is a mineral needed to help keep bones dense and strong. Without a steady supply in your diet, your body steals it from your bones, making them weaker and more fragile over time. Dairy products provide a good source of calcium, but canned salmon with bones and sardines are good sources of calcium as well. Chicken of the Sea salmon with bones and sardines are an excellent choice for adding variety and calcium to the diet.


The Complete HACCP Manual for Institutional Food Service Operations, Second Edition, published by Food Service Associates, P.O Box 2533, Dunkirk, NY, 14048

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