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Get More Protein in Your Diet with Tuna Fish

Nearly everyone is aware of the importance of including protein in your diet.  Protein helps your muscles repair themselves after a workout while also helping to build muscle in the boy.  Unfortunately, many protein sources are also high in fats and other materials that can be bad for your heart.  Or, the protein source may be high in calories.  If you like fish, however, eating canned tuna can provide you with an excellent source of protein while also being convenient and easy to prepare.

Here’s a breakdown of what you will find in the typical can of tuna fish:

  • · A 6 ounce can of light tuna in water contains just 197 calories and 25 grams of carbs while also providing 43 grams of protein and no fat
  • · A 6 ounce can of white albacore in water contains 220 calories, no carbs, 5 grams of fat at 41 grams of protein
  • · A 4 ounce pouch of tuna steak contains 160 calories, no carbs, 2 grams of fat and 36 grams of protein
  • · A 6 ounce piece of raw bluefin contains 245 calories, no carbs, 8 grams of fat and 40 grams of protein
  • · A 6 ounce piece of raw ahi contains 184 calories, no carbs, 2 grams of fat and 40 grams of protein

In addition to being low in calories, fat and carbs, tuna fish also provides omega-3 fatty acid, which helps protect the heart and provides other health benefits.  So, if you like fish, adding tuna fish to your regular menu rotation is a great idea!

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