What are the benefits of eating tuna?
Tuna is an excellent source of protein and much lower in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than many other protein choices. Tuna also has essential vitamins and minerals such as Niacin, Vitamin B12 and Selenium. The majority of fat in tuna comes from Omega-3 fatty acids that are important in reducing the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends that Americans eat 2 servings of fatty fish, like tuna, a week. Many studies have found that people who eat fish 2 or more times a week have lower rates of heart disease.
Tuna is a quick, easy protein choice that works for lunch or dinner – eat it right out of the pouch or can, put it on crackers, a salad or sandwich, and it works perfectly in pasta and rice dishes.
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