1. Good for your heart
Oily fish is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. The tuna, of which more (between 0.5 and 1 mg per 100 g). These fats lower cholesterol and triglycerides and prevent the formation of clots.
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 lower the risk of mortality (27% and 35% respectively). And just in case you doubted it: these properties do not disappear or diminish in canned tuna.
2. Look healthy this summer
According to research by the University of Manchester, Omega 3 protects the skin against the harmful effects of the sun, thereby reducing the risk of skin cancer.
3. Favour your memory
You’ll remember more and better. Because another quality of tuna, and again thanks to Omega 3, is to delay or slow cognitive decline, especially in patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
4. Be strong!
Tuna contains a high amount of proteins of high biological value, superior to almost all fish and meats. A single can of tuna provides almost half the recommended protein per day (in fact, canned oil and natural are between 1 and 2% more protein).
It has 200 calories per 100 gr. and, yes, it is a fatty food (12%), but its fats are good (unsaturated).
5. Beneficial to your diet
As it has many proteins, it is a very satiating food, perfect for weight loss diets. Tip: eat natural tuna (it has a lot less fat) at night, your body will burn the proteins easily.
6. High nutritional value
It stands out for its very high content in phosphorus (200 mg) and magnesium, and has important levels of iron and iodine, two minerals that many foods do not have and that are vital for health.
7. And vitamins too!
It contains type A and D, which, like phosphorus, keeps our bones strong, and also many of the B group, especially vitamin B3 or niacin (helps to process fats and thus lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels) and B12 (provides more than eggs and dairy), which is involved in the production of red blood cells and the protection of the nervous system.
8. Keep your smile intact!
Omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, all well present in tuna, are related in different ways to a strong, positive mood.
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