Do you know what Tuna is? It’s fish! The world’s natural source of Omega-3s. Sounds good for you right? There are two types of Omega-3s found in fish. They are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Our bodies don’t produce Omega-3 fatty acids; we get them through the food we eat. As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” Lucky for us, Omega-3s are found in every kind of fish, but are especially in “fatty” fish like Tuna, Salmon, and Swordfish.
Here’s what these fatty acids do for your body:
Healthy brain development and function
Reduces inflammation resulting from exercise and competition.
Improves energy levels
Heart health benefits (lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of sudden death, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes).
May decrease the risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and diabetes.
Tuna is also a great source of protein. When you hear protein, many people automatically think about meats like beef and chicken but don’t forget that fish has it too. However, it’s lower in fat and calories so it ends up being better for you. Everyone needs protein; it maintains your body (muscles, blood, hormones, skin, organs, etc.). What some people don’t know is that protein can actually help you burn your body fat because it strengthens your metabolism.
Other things specifically in Tuna:
Selenium: a powerful antioxidant that can help boost the immune system
B vitamins: maintain and build red blood cells and increase energy levels
Vitamin D: helps build strong bones and fight infection (can help combat cancer and help prevent multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases)
Other minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.
So make sure you get your nutrients! Clarkfish LLC is a fish distributor that can make it happen. Eat it fresh or else you may have bigger problems than just getting your Omega-3s.