Effects Of Eating Canned Tuna

Adding protein to your diet can be extremely valuable because it will make you feel fuller for longer and, ultimately, consume fewer calories. Canned tuna.

1. You'll increase your protein intake.

According to the USDA, one can of oil-packed tuna contains 46.6 grams of protein, while one can of water-packed tuna contains 31.7 grams of protein.

Thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids found in canned tuna, you'll be strengthening your brain and eye function, just by eating that tuna sandwich for lunch.

2. You can support brain and eye health.

The DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, is known to carry properties of improving memory. Additionally, it also has the effect of reducing inflammation and removing symptoms of dry eye.

Even though the canned tuna packed in oil does have some benefits like having more protein and flavor than when packed in water,

3. If packed in oil, you could gain weight.

oil-packed tuna contains 56 calories per ounce and 2 grams of fat, while water-packed tuna contains less than half the calories at 24 per ounce and less than 1 gram of fat.

One ingredient found in all canned tuna is sodium, which, in large quantities can lead to bloat. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, a can of tuna

4. You could feel bloated.

no matter if it's oil-packed or water-packed—contains about a quarter of your daily sodium. Even though sodium is essential for regulating body fluids, going overboard could lead to bloating.

Let's preface this by saying that canned tuna has significantly less mercury than fresh tuna, which means you can eat it more regularly.

5. You could get mercury poisoning if you eat too much.

When you see a tuna can with the label "light tuna" that means it contains less mercury than albacore tuna.