Health In A Can: Cheap, Tasty & Really Really Good For You


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Part of the reason I started this blog was so that I could write on things that I am passionate about. I love researching, talking and discussing everything to do with health and fitness. It impacts a lot on my life, and outside of my Volleyball it’s my main focus. There are certain things I write about because I see a trend in a gym, or in the industry that I want to discuss, clarify or completely discredit. Sometimes I just write about things because I love them. I love Tuna.

Tuna rocks. Really, it is a great food. I get that it is an acquired taste, and some of my friends gag when I get my tuna dishes out. I think it all started with my father. His famous and most eaten dish right through my childhood was Tuna based. Lettuce, Tomato, maybe some Carrot, a LOT of low fat Italian Dressing, two cans of Tuna, some sliced cheese…all topped with Tomato Sauce (Ketchup for you Americans). Disgusting eh. It really does stink the kitchen out. And no, I’m not going to add it to my list of recommended recipes. What I am trying to get at is, I was bought up with Tuna around my house, and I love it. I’m an athlete, and I live alone in a foreign country and I’ll be honest, my cooking skills are minimal. I love Tuna on Rice, with a bit of Sweet Chili sauce, I love it in Salads (minus the Tomato Sauce), I love Tuna bakes (even if I have safety issues with hot ovens) and I love Tuna on top of Veggies (with a bit of Pasta Sauce and Cheese).

What Is So Good About Tuna?

Mmm, for one, it’s very tasty. But that’s subjective.

  • Tuna is a great source of lean protein. Protein is essential to building muscle.
  • Tuna has high quality protein that is easily digestible.
  • Low in Saturated Fat.
  • It’s pretty cheap.
  • It is a low cholesterol food.
  • Tuna is a rich source of nutrients that are essential to healthy and balanced diets.
  • It has a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids, which have been shown to
    • lower the risk of heart disease,
    • ease joint pain,
    • reduce asthma complications,
    • and are essential in the growth of young children.

Tuna…get on it.

Comments

  1. I really liked your post about the tuna and I am going to share it on my blog as well.

    When I purchase tuna cans from the supermarket, I will also take note that the tuna cans contain low fat and no preservatives added in it.

    I will also try my best not to buy tuna cans made in China because of the recent “made-in-China” food preparations incidents.

  2. I love tuna, it is one of the best and cheapest sources of protein

  3. hmm yes tuna is great. Although isn’t there concern about mercury levels these days?

  4. I love tuna, it is seriously the best srouce of cheap protein going around. Now…I was wondering about the mercury levels in Tuna too? Is it a problem? I know that tuna has many benefits to health and tuna as a cheap source of protein is one of my staples in the cupboard but I am always a little concerned when I hear reports like this one…what is your take on it?

  5. I think the mercury levels in tuna aren’t a problem as long as you aren’t eating it three meals a day. Plus I hear something about the mercury levels in tuna not being a problem the way it is made, only if it sits in some sort of sea for too lpng? Can anyone help me out here I have no idea…I just heard a few things.

  6. Tuna is great the kids love it and its good for them

  7. I love eating tuna, but I always make sure that I buy tuna that bears the special mark that signifies that they didn’t use any nets to catch them; because these cause serious problems for the local mammal species.

  8. I love tuna.. it simply goes with everything.. whether its in a salad,baked pastry or even in curry, and the best part of it is that is is good for health.

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  10. Yay! I agree, tuna is rich with omega 3 and beneficial to many things when it comes to protein… I’ve always ate it every lunch… its good for the health…

  11. I’ve got another recipe to add some healthy points with tuna, Tuna in cans although is very healthy but adding some vegetables on it and preheat it makes it more healthier. That’s my point of view as a busy dad. lolz…

  12. Totally agree with you. I’m a tuna fan too. And also I adore other fish dishes. My cooking skills are quite good so I prepare everything by myself and invite some friends over to enjoy the nice taste of good prepared fish.

    And what you said tuna salad is one of my favorite snacks and salads that I eat. Good to know that there are more fans of tuna out there.

  13. Great Site! I found your site on blog search.

    I love spicy hot tuna in can. Makes a quick protein source for bodybuilders.

  14. What about Bisphenal A that lines the inside of canned goods? I recently read that this substance can be harmful, causing heart disease among other things. Japan and Canada both outlawed it and it is time the US follows suit. I still eat tuna however :).

  15. Did you know glutamine is good too, it helps your muscles recover faster, keeps ur mood good.

  16. These recipes are filling, foolproof and they are really tasty, too. … (Buy organic when you can afford it. It’s better for the planet.

  17. I just watched a show on Discovery channel about Tuna wranglers. Unbelievable how much work goes into catching the fish. I think they said a single fish could be worth up to $75K which blew my mind. I guess all the health benefits of tuna come at a price huh?

  18. Glutamine is especially important because it fuels our immune system and can be significantly depleted during prolonged intense exercise.

  19. Tuna is indeed a great high quality protein food and easily accessible on the market due to its cheap price tag. So tuna fits well for meals on a budget. I usually get the tuna in brine, get rid of the water with the sodium then I add olive oil to my tuna, pepper and raw onions and I have a nice meal.

  20. I agree with the prospects on the benefits of tuna, but I doubt that anything on tin cans have no preservatives. It is safe and more healthy to eat maybe if it is fresh.

  21. Tuna is indeed a great high quality protein food and easily accessible on the market due to its cheap price tag. So tuna fits well for meals on a budget. I usually get the tuna in brine, get rid of the water with the sodium then I add olive oil to my tuna, pepper and raw onions and I have a nice meal.

  22. I think that mercury levels to find the problem until you eat three meals a day. Plus I heard something about mercury levels in line is not a problem, how it is done only if it sits in a sort of sea lpng? Can someone help me here, I have no idea .

  23. Totally agree with you. I’m a tuna fan too. And also I adore other fish dishes. My cooking skills are quite good so I prepare everything by myself and invite some friends over to enjoy the nice taste of good prepared fish.

  24. Tuna is tasty, and like you say really good for you, but there arent many canned foods that fall into the same category. Although I probably cant think of them, I hadnt thought of tuna until you mentioned it.

  25. i love just tons of diff veggies mixed with rice and a real good Teriyaki sauce…you can also make fish fried rice with little pieces of fish vegs left over white rice scrambled eggs Sesame oil and soy sauce….and those sauces are something that last you a long time and the rest of ingredients are stuff people normally always have on hand…

  26. I work out a lot at the gym and absolutely love Tuna snacks. They are a great source of protein and work really well to give me an energy boost after a work out! One of the ways i like to use tuna is to add it to a risotto :-)

  27. Thanks for sharing nice and informative tips.

  28. I really with tuna this is the best fish i know more protein. The protein source can be important for losing weight because high quality proteins, such as the protein in tuna, can be used to maintain an active metabolism. Low quality protein contains low amounts of the essential amino acids required for use in protein synthesis, and means the protein might instead be used for energy by converting it into sugar through the liver.

  29. Does anyone have a complete list of protein foods ?:;;

  30. I love eating tuna, but I always make sure that I buy tuna that bears the special mark that signifies that they didn’t use any nets to catch them; because these cause serious problems for the local mammal species.

  31. asap28j says:

    I think that mercury levels to find the problem until you eat three meals a day. Plus I heard something about mercury levels in line is not a problem, how it is done only if it sits in a sort of sea lpng? Can someone help me here, I have no idea .
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  33. Nothing quite like a tuna sandwich.

  34. Tuna is a great source of protein and low on fat some times I change it up with that chicken in a can which is another alternative with high protein low fat. whats great is my 5 year old daughter loves tuna on rye

  35. I just love them and has been something that I look for most of the mornings. I don’t have to worry about the diet and also the nutrition value is maintained so there is nothing to worry about and thus makes for a perfect breakfast.

  36. I love tuna! It’s fantastic, however, I do have some concerns. I was reading an article on the greenpeace site about the actual contents that may be found in our cans of tuna..yikes! You did mention health so I was wondering if you had insight on the matter.

    Anyway, Tuna on Whole Wheat and American cheese…scrumcious!

  37. protein foods are great if you want to build muscles while doing saome bodybuilding routines;,”

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  39. Tuna is indeed a great high quality protein food and easily accessible on the market due to its cheap price tag.

  40. I love tuna; it’s really great, great food.

  41. I love them, and this is something that I expect most of the morning. You do not have to worry about diet and nutritional value will be retained so nothing to worry about what makes a perfect breakfast.

  42. I started a new diet regime, I was on the chubby side my entire adult life and I& ve tried everything. I have found that the only thing that worked for me was hard work and effort to take a look at this, changed my life Good luck and thanks for the great article.

  43. i always do some heavy lifting and body building exercises and protein foods are my priority on my diet *:”

  44. I also like tuna but right now I can’t eat it because I am pregnant. It’s not healthy for a fetus in developing.

  45. This is very enjoyable and well written post to read. Thank you so much for this post.

  46. I always do some abdomens before I sleep and i don’t eat nothing after 18:00 .It works for me .

  47. nice informative stuff
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  48. Well, I am just new to your blog site and just spent about an hour lurking and reading. I think I will frequent your site from now on after going through some of your posts

  49. I just ate tuna – the spicy one :)

    ~Kathy

  50. I am a veggie and can’t have Tuna …I eat Soya for proteins

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