Tuna for Health & Weight Loss
Planning your diet, rich in sources of all the good macronutrients, you’ll find lean protein sources can be hard to find. Aside from protein powder (which should only be used sparingly or after a workout) most meats contain a certain amount of fat with the protein. A good lean-protein option is Tuna.
Protein & Weight Loss
A decent sized tin of tuna can contain upto 30g of quality protein, with next to no fat. This is handy if you have a deficit of 30g of protein you need to add to your diet, without having to cook or prepare. Simply open the can and shovel it down. This helps with weight loss as the protein helps to build/maintain muscle, to keep your metabolism burning. Also the lack of fat and carbs makes it quite low in calories.
Tuna is a source of Omega 3 EFA’s (essential fatty acids). Omega 3′s are excellent for lowering the risk of bloodclots, hearth attacks and strokes while improving the health of your skin. Tuna also helps to lower triglyceride content in your body to a normal level, helping to combat bad cholesterol. Tuna is also a good source of selenium, which is good for liver health and can aid in detoxification of the body.
The important thing with Tuna is to not overdo it. Although the benefits are great, eating several cans of tuna everyday will lead to mercury poisoning. Although most people can get away with eating a small can of tuna every day, it is recommended that you 2-3 cans of tuna week, to avoid mercury poisoning.