Tuna is healthy and nutritious, with high levels of proteins and low ones of fat and calories. It’s one of the most consumed blue fishes in the world. Rich in vitamins A, B (B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12) and D, it has important doses of selenium, a mineral with an antioxidant function. It has almost 200% of the recommended daily amount just in a portion of 100 grams.
Its protein content is high, 30 grams per 100 grams. Besides it provides with iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and a great amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated acids, which are very beneficial for our health. Omega 3 help diminish the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Different studies carried out worldwide show a positive correlation between consumption of fish rich in Omega 3 and the reduction of the risk of suffering heart problems. Among other positive effects, Omega 3 have anti-inflammatory properties and it can help to reduce blood pressure. All this together with its potassium content, which is a vasodilator, makes tuna the perfect food for hypertension people diets.
Because of its potassium content, about 320mg per 100 grams, and 50mg sodium , tuna is an excellent foodstuff to keep balance in sodium and potassium. Consuming foods with a good balance of these minerals help kidneys work right. Beneficial for the immunological system because of its load of antioxidants such as manganese, zinc or selenium. All of them help stop the oxidation damage provoked by the free radicals.
Eat tuna, eat healthy (consume tuna, be healthy)!