Food for thought Tuna


Tuna is considered to be one of the healthier food options. It contains fats which can help lower cholesterol and reduce risk of cardiac conditions. Tuna like other sea food is also a very good source of protein. Probably the biggest benefit unlike other healthy food is that Tuna is abundantly available from supermarkets to even joints like subway

There has been some concern that tuna contains mercury, like all sea food, tuna also contains traces of mercury; the secret is to have tuna in moderation. A weekly helping of Tuna is going to be perfectly healthy as this would not overwhelm your kidney and the trace amounts of mercury can be disposed-off.

Good for heart: Tuna fish has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce omega-6 fatty acids and cholesterol in arteries and blood vessels. In often times it is noticed that tuna fish acts as a replacement for foods with high saturated fat content, this further lowers the risk of various heart diseases

Reduces blood pressure: Tunas contain potassium which is a vasodilator which makes Tuna a very good food source to lower blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce blood pressure. Reduction of blood pressure leads to increased cardio-vascular health reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Healthy food: Tuna is a great source of protein. A 150 gram serving of tuna has enough protein to fulfil  80% of daily protein requirement. Tuna is naturally low in carbs and bad fat making it a food source that should help in controlling obesity or helping in weight loss

Energy Levels: The B complex of vitamins has been connected with a wide range of different health aspects, but as a whole, they are mainly involved in improving the metabolism and increasing the efficiency of our organ systems, while also protecting the skin and increasing energy. By consuming tuna fish regularly, you can ensure that you are active, energetic, and healthy.