Is tuna a part of your diet? Tuna consumed in moderation can help to contribute to a healthy diet. Tuna can provide protein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids with very little saturated fat.
The protein that is found in tuna is a complete protein that contains all the essential amino acids the human body needs. Ten to 35% of your total calories should come from protein and every 100 grams of tuna contains between 23 and 27 grams of protein. Consuming tuna in your diet can be very beneficial.
In order to have long-lasting energy, support the brain, make hormones and more the human body needs fat. This does not mean all fats are good for you. In fact, there are four main types of fats: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and trans. Unsaturated fats help to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels and the polyunsaturated fats are found in tuna, which makes it a great choice for a healthy diet.
The American Heart Association recommends eating two 3.5-oz. servings of fatty fish such as albacore tuna per week because of the omega-3 fatty acids found in the tuna. Omega-3 fatty acids, which must be ingested in foods, reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive and behavioral brain functions and lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease.
Tuna contains several of the essential vitamins and minerals. It serves as a significant source of niacin. Niacin helps the body process and convert foods into energy. Tuna also supports healthy teeth, skin and bones because it contains vitamin A. Tuna contributes to the daily intake of both potassium, needed to support nerve signaling, and phosphorus, which helps build strong bones and teeth.
At Savory Catering we are thrilled to offer some yummy tuna options. On our appetizer menu you will find our delicious Tuna Tartar & Pastry Shell Canapes and Spice Crusted Tuna. We have other great Tuna recipes and are willing to help come up with other Tuna options you may be looking for. Take a look at our catering menus and give us a call to set up your next catering date. Savory Catering is your premier catering company in Dallas, Texas and we cannot wait to work with you on your next event.