15 Oct The 8 Benefits of Tuna
1. GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
Blue fish is high in Omega fatty acids 3. Tuna is the one that has the most (between 0.5 and 1 mg per 100 g). These fats lower cholesterol and triglycerides and prevent clog formation.
According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington, the higher the blood levels of these fatty acids, the more the risk of mortality is reduced (specifically by 27%- 35%). In case you have any doubts; these properties do not disappear nor diminish in canned tuna.
2. SHOW OFF YOUR HEALTHY-LOOKING TAN THIS SUMMER
According to research by the University of Manchester, Omega 3 protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun, reducing the risk of skin cancer.
3. HELPS YOUR MEMORY
You will remember more and better. Because another quality of tuna, thanks to Omega 3, is to delay or slow cognitive impairment, especially in patients with alzheimer’s or dementia.
4. MAKES YOU STRONG
Tuna contains a high amount of proteins of high biological value, higher than most fish and meat. A portion of tuna contains almost half of the recommended daily protein.
It has 200 calories per 100 g and, yes, it’s a fatty food (12%), but its fats are good (unsaturated).
5. BENEFITS YOUR DIET
Since it contains a lot of proteins, it is a very satiating food, perfect for weight loss diets. Trick: take natural wild una (it has less fat) at night, it will help your body burn the proteins easily.
6. HIGH NUTRICIONAL VALUES
It stands out for its very high phosphorus (200 mg) and magnesium content, and it has important levels of iron and iodine, two minerals that many foods do not have and that are vital to health.
7. VITAMINS TOO!
It contains type A and D vitamins that, like phosphorus, keep our bones strong, and also many group B vitamins, especially vitamin B3 or niacin (helps process fats and thus lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels) and B12 (adds more than eggs and dairy), which intervenes in the production of red blood cells and in the protection of the nervous system.
8. KEEP YOUR SMILE INTACT
Both Omega 3 fatty acids and selenium, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, all of which are found in tuna, and benefit in different ways a positive and strong mood.