Tuna for Weight Loss Program
Posted By : 2018/11/23 15:23:09

Thanks to its high protein and low calorie count, tuna could help your weight loss program as long as you choose the right kind. Protein is hard to digest, and its high thermic effect means that your body burns more calories in breaking down protein than it does breaking down carbohydrates and fats, so eating more protein-packed foods boosts your overall calorie burn.


Serve your tuna with low-cal and low-fat mix-ins to promote weight loss, and choose low-mercury varieties of tuna as your healthiest option. Eating 3 ounces of tuna steak boosts your protein intake by 24 grams, while 3 ounces of tuna canned in water offers 17 grams of protein. That's a significant amount toward your daily protein needs -- 56 and 46 grams for men and women, respectively.

While tuna itself is good for weight loss, not every dish featuring tuna is slimming. For example, tuna salad made with lots of mayonnaise can add hundreds of calories, along with unhealthy fats abundant in mayo. Instead, make tuna salad with nonfat cottage cheese or plain, nonfat Greek yogurt. These mix-ins will add creamy texture with little fat, and they're also high in beneficial protein. Or add chunks of canned or grilled tuna to a spinach or kale salad, or top your tuna steak with a healthy pineapple-mango salsa.


This article’s citing an article in livestrong.com with the title “Is Tuna Good for You to Lose Weight?”