Yes it’s true that canned tuna does have omega 3 however there may be more potent sources to get this good fatty acid. I don’t know about you but the only time I eat canned tuna is when I make a tuna sandwich. I’m sure it’s in a lot of other recipes but I think it’s interesting that I don’t see it that much. Anyways, you probably already know that omega 3 is super healthy for people.
Omega 3 can help keep dementia and Alzheimer’s at bay. It can help someone’s vision so they can drive and enjoy a great tear jerker movie. Plus it can keep someone’s heart beating a good healthy repetitive beat. This is just a tiny tip of the iceberg when it comes to what this stuff can do for someone and there is a lot more. So we all know it’s great however getting it can be the real challenge.
The amount of omega 3 in can tuna is around 0.3 grams in a 4 oz portion. Water based canned tuna actually has more of this health medicine than an oil based. One of the theories on why this is due to the fact that when someone drains the oil from the tuna can some of the omega 3’s go right down the drain literally. However in all honesty this is still a pathetic amount of omegas when considering all the other sources. For instance salmon which many people believe is the best source has around 6 times as much.
There are also two main disadvantages to eating tuna. For one believe it or not plastic is used to coat the cans that tuna is settled in. This plastic of course gets mixed with the tuna and something called bishenol A or BPA is born. You might have heard about this bad boy. This is one of the reasons health doctors don’t recommend microwaving anything in plastic as well as leaving a plastic water bottle in the sun.
The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association believe that BPA can contribute to heart disease, permanent liver damage as well as well as the growing problem of diabetes. Don’t ask me exactly how all this stuff happens I just know that it is bad. Now of course we can’t completely eliminate plastic from our lives but at least knowing about it is a good thing right?
The second disadvantage to eating canned tuna is something called mercury. In a nutshell mercury is a metal that has been linked to cancer, vision issues, memory loss and mood disorders. However it’s mostly deadly to pregnant woman and very young children. In nearly all canned tuna there is mercury!
Light tuna has less mercury than the white kind. What is even more dangerous is that the amount of mercury has increased in the last 5 years. This means that in the next 20-40 years canned tuna will have even more mercury.
To put this all in perspective 2.5 oz of white tuna is over the limit for what the EPA believes is safe for people. In conclusion limit the amount of canned tuna that you eat and if you’re pregnant it’s probably best to avoid. The good news is that there is a better alternative at it’s called fish oil. The bad news is that there are tons of choices all claiming to provide miracles.
The difficult part is figuring out, which product to go with. Due to this and the lack of any real guide about this challenging task is why I created a eBook on this topic. Now I could easily sale this guide for a lot of money and 100% certain I would make so decent money, but I decided to make it free. Why not take a look at it by clicking on “How to Choose a Good Supplement.”