Fish, such as tuna and sardines, have been known to be rich in polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids that have been linked to numerous health benefits.
1. Tuna and sardines are rich in protein and healthy fats, such as polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.
2. High omega 3 consumption has been linked to improved cognition and ADHD symptoms, reduced risk of heart disease and reduced inflammation.
3. Studies have found that they both can improve thyroid function and metabolism, boost immune function and promote bone health.
Canned albacore tuna contains only 110 calories in 3 ounces, but it is packed with 20 grams of protein. One 3.75 oz can of sardines has about 191 calories, 22.7g of protein, and 137% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B12. Both tuna and sardines contain fatty acids, selenium and vitamin D, which are shown to have positive impacts on health.
Tuna and sardines are high in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that has been linked to improved cognition and prevention of ADHD, reduced likelihood of getting heart disease, decreased risk of certain cancers, and reduced inflammation. Additionally, the selenium content of these fish is beneficial for improving thyroid function and metabolism, as well as boosting the body’s antioxidant capacity. Vitamin D is known to improve bone health and acts as a defense against several cancers, as well.
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