If you don’t live in a major city or along the coast, it can be pricey to get fresh fish. And factoring in shelf life and tricky cooking methods, it can seem like a waste of money if you’re not planning on preparing it ASAP. Thankfully, if you’re looking to take advantage of the nutritious, inflammation-fighting benefits of fish, there’s always canned tuna. And as convenient as this shelf-friendly food is, there’s gotta be a catch somewhere. Is it actually healthy? Isn’t it loaded with mercury? You’d be surprised to learn the answers! Keep reading to learn more about the many health benefits of tuna.
There are tons of benefits to eating tuna, from eye health to aiding weight loss. Here are the many reasons why you may want to add more of these non-perishable cans to your pantry the next time you hit the grocery store aisles.
In addition to the benefits listed above, studies have also shown that eating tuna can help prevent stroke, help fight kidney disease, boost energy, and more!
It depends on your taste preferences and nutritional goals. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of tuna in oil and water:
At the end of the day, it’s all about personal preference! You’re more likely to enjoy this nutrient-rich food if the flavor is appealing to you, so go with the one that tastes better to you!
Consuming tuna may bring tons of health benefits, but it also may put you at risk for mercury poisoning if you overindulge. And as far as mercury levels go, it depends on the type of tuna you’re eating.
Good news: canned light tuna is usually the lowest in mercury, with about 0.12 parts per million, according to the American Heart Association. Men can safely consume 14.5 ounces of light tuna per week, and women can consume 12.5 ounces per week.
Albacore tuna is usually larger, so it will contain more mercury. Men should limit albacore consumption to no more than 5 ounces per week, and women should eat no more than 4 ounces per week.
Tuna has countless benefits to make it a worthwhile (and budget-friendly!) addition to your diet. Just pay attention to how often you’re consuming and don’t be afraid to experiment with different preparations to find a recipe that you’ll add to your healthy rotation!
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